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Re: P.A.L. (Paint-a-Long), April ..... Landscape

Susan - Love the addition of colors. Nicely complements with the greens. I think you should lay down your knife now.
Colin - It is looking good. Like your bg and water. Look forward to see how you proceed with your fg
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Hi, thought I'd better check in to see how far you've all gone and give an update on mine.

Michelle, I can't wait to see what you do on that little canvas.

Susan and Cindy, such beautiful paintings. You both have great control with the knives.

Colin that's coming along great.

Virginia, the texture you've created is wonderful. I've got just 1 knife but will definitely be on the lookout for some cheap plastic ones.

I'm having a great time with the knife but I don't have the control I would really like and the method certainly uses a lot of paint! Here's where I'm at so far, I now need to tighten things up:

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Thanks Tina and Bhavani.

[BTina[/b] Your painting is looking really good.

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Colin, I love the colors in that!! The values look good in my screen.

Tina, looking good. I like the looseness!

I was having a terrible time with the knives at first, getting a little more comfortable with them. I am making some lovely mud shades that I let dry so I can recover...
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Cyn....It's funny we have the same name

I changed my mind with the crop a little, merely because, without thinking I started with the canvas in landscape mode. Oh well. You can clearly see I don't know what I'm doing with a knife, even though it was my suggestion to begin with But these P.A.L.'s are also about learning, right? Let's hope I do plenty of learning!!..."


You know better than I do about using the palette knives! I'm too intimidated by them just yet to try, I'm starting out painting again after a long-ish hiatus, and I'll stick with brushes for now--I do like the way it looks with knives though!

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Looking good Tina.

Susan, I like the colour.

Mmmm cake. Looks interesting Virginia, can't wait to see the foreground.

Colin, looking good. Yeah, that blue could be confusing but I'm sure you'll figure it out.
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Hi Gang - I'm here - thanks for missing me (well, two of you anyway!) - just been away a couple of days to open up our holiday home ......... had horrendous wind and torrential rain, so came home.

Will be looking at all the work properly later - need to catch up on my pieces now!

I'll persevere with the knives, tho' can't say I really enjoy using them - can't get my hand twisted to the angles I want and move the painting around instead!!!

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Re: P.A.L. (Paint-a-Long), April ..... Landscape

Got to work on it yesterday. Sorry, no knife painting for me. I'm using size 2 brushes on this. Trying to loosen up a little bit, though when I saw it large on my computer screen I couldn't help thinking it looked terrible, lol. Also my first time painting around the edges.

Colours used so far: titanium white, zinc white, ultramarine blue (green shade), burnt umber, dioxazine purple, hooker's green, cad. yellow med.

Started with a few guidelines. Going with the top right corner.


Painted the sky and water. Tried to get the ripples on the water but that's hard to do at this size.


Then I worked on the hill. Again a challenge at this size, so much going on there. Good thing I cropped the reference.


The I then glazed with hill with my light blue mixture and put some colour on the rest of the canvas.

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I could tell with each post I read that you are all having such fun, so I just had to join in. And it IS fun to paint with palette knives. I simplified the scene and cropped it. Here is where I am after a couple hours painting today. This is on 11 x 14 cradled gesso board.



It's very overcast today so this is taken with an overhead light on, which explains the bright spot on the upper left. When I was about to clean up for the day I realized what fun this has been. We'll see how I do on the wall and water tomorrow. It may keep getting more and more abstract as I proceed but I'm enjoying myself.
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Here are three sessions of painting so far. I can't yet decide whether to put the tall tree in or not.
I color blocked it a bit thinly so I can still see the sketch underneath, then added the blues, and in the last one I put in the dark dusty greens for the bushes and trees in the foreground and across the water.
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Colin...Cézanne is good company...

Thanks, Bhavani...I have laid down my brushes as well...

Thanks, Tina! Nice job on the foreground!

Thanks, Michelle! I really like yours!

I missed you too, Maureen...

Judy...glad you joined in...you are doing good!

Nice, Cyn!
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Judy - luscious painting - what texture

Michelle - that is coming along nicely.

Cyn - nice crop you have and it looks like you're well on the way.

Maureen - welcome back.
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OK so tonight the knives came out. I decided to attack the sagebrush slope with the painting knives I bought today at lunch (an art supply store is handy to my office). I slapped and scraped and slapped and scraped. It was a lot of messy fun. In the end I scraped off most of the paint I had applied to the hillside to reveal a more subtle blended colouring. Sure sucked up the paint in great gobs. Knife painting is not for those on a budget!

It's better than it was last night - and much better than it was part way through my night of the short knives. Still perhaps looks a little like it was pasted onto the canvas - interested in your comments, suggestions.

I also added the stakes for the vines with the knife as well. I think it's almost done now. Much less naturalistic than what most of you are doing.



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Colin.. Looking great! I like your tree and sagebrush hill.. Overall it has a nice painterly look .. How about adding some textures similar to the tree in your bushes by the water..
Judy.. That texture is awesome..
Cyn.. Great start
Michelle.. i like your green hills
Mum..
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I'm going to try and catch up on commenting on the amazing work already done here.

Cindy - your painting has such a cheerful atmosphere with its glowing color.
Maureen - you have a lot of control in your piece, control I'm obviously lacking.
Susan - I like both your versions, but I'm partial to the first without the color added to those wonderful distant hills. Well done!
Virginia - good start on yours. I look forward to seeing where you go with this.
Tina - yours is already looking good.
Michelle - wonderful job on such a teeny-tiny canvas.
Cyn - I like the sunny colors you are using. Nice!
Colin - I like the Cezanne influence in yours.

Hope I didn't miss anyone. Great work going on here!
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