Saturday, January 11, 2014
Foggy Morning, Palette Knife Acrylic Painting
There was a lot of fog hanging in these mountains this morning. I am falling in love with the palette knife. Thanks to the knife, I was able to work quickly and have a blast, too! The scene was changing rapidly as the fog shifted, sometimes completely obscuring the view, sometimes obscuring just part of my composition. I had to roll with it, by sticking with my original idea for a composition and wherever the mountains peeked out at any particular moment, using them for color reference only. I actually painted two of these, but am saving the other for tomorrow's post, just in case!
Watchers, the most important thing about today's painting is the part where I had a blast. A couple people have written to me mentioning they hadn't thought about using a palette knife with acrylics but are thinking of trying after seeing what I've been doing. I cannot say enough times, "Try it, try it TRY it!" You may fall in love with the palette knife, too...
Shifting gears here, I must ask for your help with good thoughts and prayers for my sister's beloved 2 year old dog Claire, who is presently hospitalized and literally fighting for her life.
My sister Jackie's words, in part:
"Claire update: We have a diagnosis of Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP). This is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks and destroys its own platelets. This makes it impossible for blood to clot. An animal is at risk for spontaneous hemorrhage if their platelet count is under 50,000. Claire's platelet count has been zero the last 2 days. So, she's bleeding and her blood count is dropping so she's getting weaker."
Claire is receiving the best of care, has already had a transfusion and sounds like she needs another one. I know Claire is a beloved member of my sister's family and will be given every chance possible for recovery. Everyone is trying to keep up the hope, and I hate seeing my sister and the family so devastated. Their hearts are heavier than this morning's fog...
If you are so inclined, any positive thoughts, prayers and energy would be appreciated towards Claire's speedy recovery. There is a 7 year old child involved.
Thank you so much...