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Sunday, May 23, 2010

A Sunny Day

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"A Sunny Day"
Oil, 8" x 16" on canvas panel.
NFS

I gave a palette knife demonstration at SoPas Gallery yesterday and ... it was so much fun! There were wonderful artists and friends in attendance and I do think I might have some new "converted palette knife painters". The painting above is the completed demo piece, and one of the lucky attendees was awarded the painting as my gift!
I used a reference photo that featured a very cloudy day, so it was fun to bring out the sun and brighten up the painting. It only took me about an hour and twenty minutes to complete the demonstration. I will be teaching a palette knife workshop in the fall so let me know if you are interested!

10 comments:

Kelley Sanford said...

Looked like lots of fun. Nice painting.

SUSAN RODEN said...

Oh, this would have been so much fun to attend! Sure the recipient of your painting is thrilled Leslie.
Funny, I just posted and used the title - A Sunny Day- too. Wishful thinking for a summer day?

Julie Hill said...

It was a fabulous demo...and must say I am one of those potential "converts"...shhh don't tell anyone.

Leslie saet said...

Ok everybody. Please see the above post. JULIE MIGHT TRY THE PALETTE KNIFE!!!!

Becky Joy said...

It turned out wonderful. What a great demo to have watched. I've been using the palette knife a little more lately. I've always resisted it, but there certainly are times you need it to get the look you want.

Dana Cooper said...

Congratulations, it looked like it was a lot of fun and the winner looks delighted!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

I love this painting. You make palette knife painting look like fun!! Love the photos of the demo and the happy winner!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Leslie, this is gorgeous - I wouldn't sell it, either! So lively and sparkling - real eye candy. ;)

Gary Keimig said...

No wonder you have gotten more converts Leslie. That is a wonderful demo.

Marian Fortunati said...

Lucky winner. Wish I could have joined in to see you at work!!

I love love love to click on your paintings and enlarge them so I can see all of the knife work... so very cool!!!

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