Explosions of color surprised me….. I was just having a quick play testing some acrylics out with the palette knife. Thinking about mixing up and testing colors and textures that I might use for bark, forest, trees.
All spurred by my recent trip down south to see The Ancient Empire, the Valley of the Giants and Grandma Tingle.
I thought the palette knife a interesting technique to test out for optimum textural patterns and effects. I am fond of the palette knife and the lovely movement it can create within a painting.
The knife I used is the PK108 for right handers.
The acrylic paints used were white, Indigo, Phalo green, Indian Red, Alizarin Crimson.
Basically, I lucked out as I was ‘testing’ color recipes and found that I quite enjoyed the area here with the swirls and shadows and lights.
Happy Accidents…. I’m grateful for those, too!