Forest Landscape With Palette Knife

Filtered light dappled the wonderful trees and foliage. The sun playing hide and seek behind clouds in the afternoon gave glimpses first of bright light and then sudden chilly shadows.

forest landscape acrylic painting with a palette knife, debiriley.com
Forest Landscape Painting

 

Inspiration

Our spur of the moment trip to the Valley of the Giants, Western Australia  has given me some lovely memories of the high canopy tree top walk. Of course,  I did take just a ‘few photo’  as well.

 

Creating  the Painting

I wanted to use an existing paper, so that there was a hint of background  there already.

After searching my studio, I found an old 8×10 inch watercolor painting that was just right. Then rinsed most of the paint off.  What paint that was left, became my background for the new painting.

 

I then painted the trees in acrylics with a palette knife.

It certainly is one way to remember our 900 kilometres in 24 hours trip.

forest landscape, acrylics knife, debiriley.com
Forest Painting “Detail’

 

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35 comments

    • love it Laura! so I have a new nickname, evil genius, LOL oh dear, that made my laugh. I am tickled you liked this Forest, and yes…. there was a whisper, of CTB. *GOOD Eye Laura!

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  1. That is like a ” the magical forest Kingdom” .. that I long to See !!.Beautiful Composition Debi!!. Perfect for International Women ‘s Day!!.. That’s US .. Ladies…. Just Being Cheerful Today in Canada !… ❤️ Joann e .. I love when you go on trips Debi; Then you brighten our days!!..

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      • I think I’d paper my walls with your paintings and be able to look at them all day long. The photos, well … that’s up to the individual, I guess. I love my family but I don’t want to have their photos everywhere. I’m probably one of the minority in that way.

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