Friday, February 15, 2013

Blue Umbrellas  8x8 Oil
As promised yesterday, above is a palette knife painting from a workshop I took in Atlanta one year ago.  Leslie Saeta was the very talented instructor.  I also posted another of the paintings from her very informative class entitled Two Boats, for which I failed to give Leslie credit--oops.  I loved her technique, energy and enthusiasm.  It was so much fun learning to paint with the palette knife--very liberating after my tight painting with a brush.  Due to this class, most of my paintings in the past year have been done with a palette knife.  However, since I love details (more on that personality trait later), I still tend to put in a lot more detail than most palette knife painters.  But that's what makes the world so interesting.  We all have our unique qualities and different ways of interpreting a scene.  As you will see as we go along on this journey, I like to try different techniques and subject matter.  To me, that makes art even more fasinating and keeps me going back to the easel. 
Thank you for taking time out of your busy day and spending a little time here!  Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. This looks familiar, Judy... yours turned out great!

  2. Thanks Linda. They were fun to paint and my granddaughters loved them.

  3. This is great - for a workshop you actually did a fabulous job. I never seems to do good work in a workshop.
    (Nice you credited Leslie)
    I looked back over your blog and like the detail you put in your paintings.

  4. Thank you Julie. I am really intimidated in a workshop environment since I paint at home alone. Your paintings are great! I'm enjoying your blog!

  5. I really like this intense analogous color scheme. You don't lose the focus of the umbrellas and it still holds together while having that 'wild' color. Very nice!