Saturday, December 3, 2011

Peace in Progress

Using all white and tints is new for me. When I chose this subject (which is the top of a holiday salt shaker!) I knew there would be shadows and highlights to paint. As I sketched the form and became more familiar with the subject, I saw subtle pinks, blues, grays, browns and yellows. I mixed a tiny amount of each color with puddles of white paint and was amazed how more than a tiny amount can tint the puddle too much! Lesson learned :-).

I am happy with the progress of this palette knife painting. The tints are defining the contours of the bird nicely, and the texture is yummy!

11 x 14 stretched canvas, acrylics and high gloss gel medium


  1. This is pretty!! Absolutely - the subtle tints will just pop - interesting how whites do that :)

  2. Thank you Judy! I remember now your white dog experience :-)


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