I am excited about painting more boats with the palette knife but I had a few dogs to catch up with. It was a good creative weekend and these two little rascals were a pleasure to work on. They are
6" x 6" which is a good size for a pet portrait. We visited friends in AZ who have a very large, life-size painting of a large dog they once had. It is a very dramatic painting and they have the perfect spot for it but I do love the small canvas close up with a focus on the dogs expression and eyes.
I had the privilege of hosting Leslie Saeta, from the blog talk radio show, Artists Helping Artists, and her occasional co-host (and my good friend) Margaret Sheldon for four days this past week. Leslie held a Palette Knife Painting Workshop here in Falmouth with participants from all over. This was my best effort, my first attempt was a bit of a muddy mess that quickly got tossed. I am excited to try another larger canvas platte knife painting or perhaps a combination of knife and brush. Leslie is a very high energy person with lots to share about art as a business. The changes to my web site were her great suggestions. We also talked about painting for our own satisfaction and yet still selling our work. All good stuff.