Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Great Egret, knife painting
Great Egret, class demo
9 x 12 inches, acrylic knife painting.
Donated this painting for one of our raffles for the
Top of the Lake Art Fest,
as part of a fund raiser for Okeechobee Main Street,
who puts on the show every year.
This demo painting for my adult class did not start as a knife painting. We used brushes as I demonstrated each step. Then I added more detail to finish it up later and got carried away with the thick chunky paint (using a palette knife) for the bark on the tree. Did more knife work to the rest of the painting also. But I used a brush for the soft feathers of the egret, and the flowers. Love the contrast of the thick and thin applications of paint.
Congrats to Gloria Pitsch for winning this painting!
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