Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tools and Texture

I love love love the texture the palette knife brings to a canvas.  This week I bought a few new palette knives to try out. The texture you can get from a different kind of knife is pretty remarkable.  For me I always use a round circular knife for flower petals.  You get a nice pull of the paint when you lift it from the canvas that mimics the natural petal pretty nicely.  Anyone up for a knife party?


After completing a few color studies this week I was left staring at this:

and this:
Dear paint, 
Will you please stop yelling at me?  I see how those petals jump off the panel and it makes me want to break the "Please Do Not Touch" policy.  I know you're just laying there enjoying the hardening of your skin and the crispy air but in all fairness this has to stop... please.  I can't concentrate.

Sincerely, 
Your Texture Loving Artist

*PS. These paintings are available for collection at www.trishalamoreaux.com



4 comments:

Sorcerer said...

wow!!
Amazing..
Never tried palette knifes!but I will

Nataša Vretenar said...

never saw knives like these! where can one purchase them?

Trisha Lamoreaux said...

You can find these knives at http://www.utrechtart.com/dsp_view_product.cfm?item=32976

Thanks for stoping by!

Just Another Women said...

Hi, I am an amateur painter. I just finished my 1st oil painting. I have not learnt any techniques formally. I tried kitchen knife to create some background textures. I loved your worked with pallete knife.