Wedges and Blades

I’m really enjoying experimenting with these great tools, especially the mini-blades with handles. They are like flexible palette knives and the feeling is very liberating. I can mix and scrape right on the canvas and create all sorts of effects that a brush would not do.

This small acrylic painting (6×8 in) is a study for a larger painting. My daughter was trying on her first real ballet outfit, twirling around the room, and caught sight of herself in the sliding glass door. Her pose caught my eye.  What was going through her mind?

I loved how the blades made the tulle of the tutu. The rest of the study was done with brushes.

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One thought on “Wedges and Blades

  1. They’re great Mary. I agree you have got the tulle effect really well. Look forward to seeing the final painting! I have just bought a set of traditional palette knives so will be having a go too…

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