Today John set my easel up outside and I got out a canvas and my acrylic paints. I had no plan, no drawing…..just a blank canvas, paint and palette knives.
I decided to paint the beautiful deep fuschia peonies up against the fence. It was fun although I did get a little frustrated with the knife at times. I’m still struggling with the looseness of palette knife painting as opposed to the detailed paintings I usually do. Because of this I think I overworked the flowers. I may try to go back in at some point and see if I can’t fix them up but for now I consider it a good day’s work.