Had the pleasure of visiting Hill House Arts Retreat in Spencer Indiana this past weekend. Got a bit of plein air painting in. Enjoyed talking with the local artisans. There is talent everywhere I visit across this great country of ours. Read an article on the front page of the Spencer Evening World.
The painting shown her was developed on location using only painting a painting knife. I am exploring a concept in painting I have named “Optic Sensationalism”. Please see other articles I have written on this topic. Simply stated “Optic Sensationalism” takes into account how we truly see optically, then balancing in our emotions or sensations about it. Included is a strong emphasis on design and gestural paint.
Here is a quick overview of my new book Painting Knife Explained.
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2 Why the painting knife?
4 Getting Organized
7 Mark Making
8 The Painting Knife
9 Painting Knife Strokes & Marks Defined
10 Wet into wet painting
11 What do I paint?
12 Getting the feel of paint on your knife
14 You Can Do This
15 The Edge
16 Pear Exercise – Getting into the paint
17 Textures and Direction in Paint