I know that I'm not a palette knife painter but, boy, did I have fun this past weekend. Adding heavy body gel was an interesting experiment for me, and making sure the colours remained vibrant instead of mixing together to create grey was a huge challenge. I have to admit, though, that it made me miss my usual way of working. Not only was it a challenge for me to keep the colours pure, but clean up just wasn't the same. Though adding the media certainly does extend the paint so I could use so much less. Plus, I did use a gloss gel, and I typically tend to prefer my work a little less shiny.
But I am pleased with these little gems. There was a lot of painting and waiting as the thick layers dried which gave me time for more reading and relaxing...just what the doctor ordered, I think. I feel like I stretched my creative muscles and learned something new, both about the medium and about my creative process. So definitely a win-win in my books.
'Honouring the Ancestors': Awesome Airdrie
AIRdirondack Art Project
'Counting Crows': Great Places Plan