12 x 16 oil on canvas panel
Today's post is really a hodgepodge of techniques and experiments I attempted. I had an OLD panel that has had about 4 previous paintings on it. I used it to try out some new techniques such as mixing the paint on the painting itself straight from the tube, using some new brushes I picked up in Atlanta this past week, palette knife work, thick paint applications, etc. The end result is ok but not something I am thrilled with. I began by trying to paint in high key but abandoned that idea - just don't really know how artists such as Nancy Franke can achieve that....my strokes all blend into the background when I attempt.