After dipping a brush in the paint can for awhile yesterday (while painting my cupboard), I got in the mood to work on a painting for the living room.
I LOVE GETTING THIS STUFF OUT!!!
I know it's going to be a great day ahead when my paints, brushes, and a fresh canvas are sitting there, waiting.
Once the old cupboard left the room, I rearranged things a bit, and there was the perfect spot for a new painting. I wanted to do a painting in the style of a French painter I like. That style is very free-form, flowing, and impressionistic, with just the suggestion of flowers. Mine is set against a meadowy and blue sky background, with pink and white flowers.
First some close-ups of different sections of the painting, because you can't see the good stuff unless you get close!
I used a palette knife for the majority of the painting. I love the nubby texture here and there, and the faint whisks the palette knife leaves behind when you adjust the pressure.
And here it is, right where it belongs!
Such a relaxing way to spend these beautiful, autumn afternoons! A little music, some open windows, cool breezes, and my paints and brushes.