Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Paint Quality, or the Dimensional Surface

Little Study, Morning in Provence, 6 x 6

Bit of Light, 6 x 6

Ooh, I am lovin thicker paint and the look of it!  I have been playing around with thin and thick paint, and thick is winning my heart.  It's hard to let go of the control of the brush, but as I teach in my workshops, a cruder tool can't help but produce free-er results.  I guess it is the visible sculpting with paint that appeals, both to the viewer and the painter in me. While being strictly a "palette knife painter" holds no personal attraction, the use of a palette knife along with fingers, brushes, etcetera can produce interesting and often random-ly good results!  YAY, an element of fun and surprise - I'll take it!


  1. You are an 'element of fun and surprise.' No surprise you like thick, juicy surfaces. Love watching you experiment.

  2. I love these "free" paintings, Nancy. Of course, I LOVE your work! Karen Beard

  3. Virginia and Karen --

    Thanks so much for appreciating my work... I'm enjoying experimenting and trying to keep it fresh

  4. Couldn't agree more. My husband, (who is a marketing guy), said to me when I was first starting out, "When people buy a painting, they want to know it's a painting. Use lots of paint." It takes guts. Why? I have no idea.

  5. Adore Bits of Light! Just sweet and so well done! Also love the Little Study! Such wonderful compositions and just 6 x 6...lots of punch packed in them! Loving playing with more paint and texture too. All about the joy and the journey!