Thursday, October 18, 2012

Three Birches palette knife painting

12x8.5 watercolor using only a small palette knife of birches on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper, done this evening.  I used the knife usually reserved for my oils and scraped and dragged paint up and down until tree shapes were visible; lots of lost edges to blend in with white snow background and foreground.  I was not sure I could do shadows with the knife but those were easy once I wet the horizontal areas with water, then the paint.  Colors used:  Quinacridone burnt orange and gold, carbazole violet, UB, Midnight Blue, raw sienna, transparent pyrrol orange, new gamboge, Peachy Keen, Brown Derby, Coffee with Cream.

4 comments:

cathyswatercolors said...

wonderful new look. Love the trees interesting technique

Kay Smith said...

Thank you, Cathy!

Sandra Busby said...

Gorgeous Kay! I love the shadows at the base of the trees :0)

Mari Jose Molina said...

Lovely trees! :)