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« on: June 11, 2013 09:17:47 PM »

Apologies for a not very exciting post or piece, but I just wanted to share my happiness because I've had a chance to dig out my oil paints for the first time in several years! (Oh my gosh, how have I let it go this long?)

So I'm out of practice, and just though I'd enjoy playing with them again.  The weather has been a little bit grey today, and I limited myself to blue and a tiny bit of burnt umber (and white, of course).  The funniest part was I didn't even get to brushes. I just pushed it around with my palette knife and was satisfied for now.

Two things I've missed: the smell, and the ability to keep pushing it around the canvas.  Yay!

"House on the Sea" (sorry for the icky phone pic):
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2013 12:31:25 AM »

This is GREAT! I'm a big fan of palette knife oil paintings, and I love the fluidity of the sea contrasted with the scratches in the (rainy?) sky.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2013 06:40:24 AM »

It's wonderful you're being able to get back to something you love!   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2013 09:04:38 AM »

Lovely work, M&C!  It is really beautiful!
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013 09:42:15 AM »

Aww thanks for looking, guys!
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2013 12:03:29 PM »

I see a rainy sky, with a few streams of sunlight peaking through.  There is something calm and peaceful about this picture that I really enjoy.
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« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013 10:39:05 AM »

I really like the limited colour palette!  Its so cool what you can do with a palette knife, hope you continue making time for art Smiley
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