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Title: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2018, 10:46:22 PM

I can't find a thread for this lesson so pardon me if I've missed it! I've been making attempts to paint with oils lately - still love watercolors more, but it's fun to experiment with a new medium. I've also been painting a few Tuscan themed pictures recently and thought this lesson was the perfect compliment. I've never painted with a palette knife before and I love the texture and 3D effects it creates! I went small on this - 8x10 - since I had a spare canvas hanging around. Would appreciate any feedback from my oil painting PB members!
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Val on March 04, 2018, 10:58:25 PM
How about from a former oily from another era?  :whistle:    ;D

I enlarged the painting to the max, and..... the flowers and leaves are beautiful. The textures and form you have created are brilliant. You must do more with the knife, it looks a love match made in heaven. No lie.  :cloud9:   Banner job.  :congrats:

When I painted with oils, the knife was my weapon of choice. Loved it. You have the magic touch.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 04, 2018, 10:59:56 PM
Ahhh - thanks Val!!! I can't wait to try Nolan's other lesson using the palette knife - it may become my go to tool when doing oils in the future!!
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Bill76434 on March 05, 2018, 06:00:31 AM
I love it ...  :smitten:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2018, 05:00:18 PM
Thanks, Bill! The bulk of the credit goes to Nolan for teaching such a great class!
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Post by: dennis on March 05, 2018, 09:02:55 PM
Well done, Sharon  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: nolan on March 05, 2018, 09:45:50 PM
Your painting looks great Sharon. Nice flowing strokes with the knife. :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
You will be a natural at knife work so I do suggest you try your hand at a few more O0
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 05, 2018, 11:14:06 PM
Thanks Dennis & Nolan! I'm glad I did this with water-soluble oils - hoping it won't take as long to dry with all of those knife strokes! Nolan - which classes use a palette knife? I know the Olive Grove is one that I'll try next! Fun to be learning a new medium and a new tool!
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Happychappy on March 06, 2018, 12:37:30 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Beautiful flower in pot done in oil Sharon.  You did so well with the palette knife.


Wishing you a successful TV interview tomorrow morning.  My thoughts and best wishes go with you, please let us know how it went.
 :gl2: :gl2: :gl2:


Patricia
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 01:11:01 AM
Thanks, Patricia - and I definitely will!
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: linley.plester on March 06, 2018, 12:21:46 PM
Your knife technique makes the flowers look alive, maybe bobbing a little in a gentle breeze.  :clap:
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Post by: njnjgirl on March 06, 2018, 06:05:00 PM
Beautifuly painted Sharon! :yippee: :smitten:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 06:36:26 PM
Thanks Linley and MaryLou! It looked really good on TV!
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Post by: Bhavna on March 06, 2018, 07:52:01 PM
Beautiful painting Sharon :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 06, 2018, 10:46:30 PM
 :thankyou: Bhavna!
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: nolan on March 07, 2018, 09:35:34 PM
unfortunately not enough ;D

Here are the classes where there is a fair amount of knife work:
Lakes, Rivers and Waterfalls
Intro to landscapes - mountains
Olive Grove
Flowers in a meadow
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 07, 2018, 10:49:27 PM
This helps a lot, Nolan. Thank you!
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Post by: Gita on March 07, 2018, 11:05:29 PM
I agree with the others that you are a natural in this, Sharon! This has come out so well!  O0 O0
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Post by: EmmaLee on March 08, 2018, 03:57:49 PM
Wow! Those flowers look wonderful!

I think there is also a palette knife rooster tutorial in the water mixable oil lesson.
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: nolan on March 08, 2018, 08:08:51 PM
yes there is, I forgot about him O0
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: TeresaM on March 09, 2018, 03:54:18 AM
This is beautifully painted  :clap: :clap: :clap:
It sure doesn't look like it was painted with a palette knife so smooth. I agree with Nolan that you have a talent for this too. :yippee:
Title: Re: Flower Pot in Oil
Post by: Sacgal/Sharon on March 30, 2018, 01:35:43 AM
 :thankyou: Gita, Emma Lee and Teresa! And after I finish these spoons Iíll have a go at the rooster!!