October 7, 2009

Palette Knife Painting

For her birthday, my mom asked for a large abstract painting - and this is what I came up with:

Abstract painting for Mom

This was really fun to work on because I love the buttery softness of oils being spread with a knife, and also because this was the first time I stretched and gessoed my own canvas - and it's always fun to do a new thing. Most difficult to manage was the complete lack of space in our apartment to accommodate trying to paint on such a large canvas (it is something like 1.5 feet by 5 feet). I actually ended up having to put it into our little basement storage area to dry since we have no surface large enough and elevated enough for it to remain undisturbed in here!