Palate knives....there was a question as to what I meant when I referred to using one. They come in all shapes and sizes but here are a few of mine:
Here is a detail of another piece, this was done on top of a gray background so you can see parts of the canvas below the oil paint:
Here is the entire piece created once again from the picnic table at our Long Key campsite just as the weather was taking a change:
5" high x 10" wide
oil on board
framed piece ready to hang or place in an easel
I'm not finished exploring how to move paint around using the knives. I like that it prohibits me from getting too engrossed with the finer points of detail (or as art teachers are fond of saying "painting the flea on the dog's tail). It also provides a different look when mixing the paint colors right on the canvas. Feel free to send me your questions and I will do my best to answer them. Meanwhile, if you know someone who would enjoy having this piece, you can purchase it for them here.
Have an art full weekend,