This is “my Tasmania”, just over one hour drive from home. Painted with a palette knife, using acrylics. A palette knife is great for the clean edges I want on parts of the building (old boat shed). I don’t mix the colours on the palette often, preferring to merge them on the painting when necessary. The sky, I painted with my fingers and for the water, I find the brush gives my preferred finish. Basically, “use whatever tool gives the effect you prefer”, was my advice to my students…. with a caution that they will probably feel more comfortable with a brush, so try not to just use a brush. The palette knife effects are more alive I feel, even in this very traditional work.
SOLD to Gwen in Sydney (thank you for your support Gwen)
The Old Boat Shed, Cradle Mt, Lake Dove, Tasmania, Australia
10″ x 14″. Acrylic (Atelier Interactive) on canvas board. SOLD