Wax On, Wax Off- Working with Palette Knives

Palette Knife Work

Palette and Finger Painting
Moon Glow 18 by 24 acrylic

This image is before I reworked, and nearly overworked! I used a lot of non brush tools including fingers and palette knives.  It was a noisy affair, very physical in that I used both hands, tools, could hear the scratchiness of the canvas, and visually my eyes bounced around as I added new textures. It takes skill to know when to quit and logic to know when to rework a painting. When I rely only on my emotion I inevitably over do a painting and ruin it. Use emotion to begin a piece, but logic to know when to stop.

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