A Colorful, Contemporary Palette Knife Horse Painting
This painting is colorful and contemporary in nature. Layers upon layers of oil paint has been applied with a palette knife to create this sculpted, detailed effect in this colorful painting. This painting takes time to complete, as the layers of paint have to dry before applying the next layer.
I am really loving this technique, and I find it somewhat addictive. I stumbled upon this effect when I painted the elk painting titled "A Call In The Night". The elk painting was my first painting in which I did not complete a painting a day. I decided that I was going to take my time to produce my work, not pressured to produce mass quantity, but rather take my time and produce rich quality.
As you can see from the photo above, there are multiple colors which blend through this painting making up the colorful composition which enrich these horses. Details of rich depth, midtones, and light complete the muscular/skeletal structure.
I try not to get the colors too rainbow like, adding subtle lighting and dark colors break up and tone down the bright colors. I am really happy with the outcome of this painting, and look forward to painting more!
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This painting is one of my favorite cityscapes of all time! Supreme energy captures the Denver nightlife city scene perfectly. Nothing beats the Denver skyline with the majestic Rocky Mountains and beautiful sunsets. I must say, I am proud to be a Colorado artist!
This painting was so much fun to paint! Very abstract with beautiful colors of Autumn adorning this Grizzly. This painting is painted with thick oil paints. The details were applied by adding layers upon layers of oil paints with a palette knife. This bear is big, bold and awesome!
"October Bear Close Up"
A close up photo of "October Bear"
I hope you enjoy this painting! Prints are available!
My husband John captured this photo of Kobuk at his wildlife domain in Montana. I was so excited to paint this image as the lighting on this grizzly is truly incredible!
Kobuk is a playful, mischievous grizzly who proceeded to play and disassemble the trees in his domain.
Here is the painting:
This painting is truly amazing in person. The paints used here are oil, and I applied the paint with a palette knife. I will take this painting to my art reception in Telluride August 1st, and if the painting does not sell that weekend, I will be happy to bring it back home and hang it on my wall. It is hard to part with paintings like this, as to paint an exact duplication of an original, it is nearly impossible to capture the same free spirit of the painting without forced strokes of the paint which hinder and oppress the image.
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