Thursday, January 23, 2014

Spiral Tree - Palette Knife (30 in January 2014)



 
 Acrylic with Palette Knife, 8x10"

 Sorry for the glare on this photo.  It is from my scanner.  The painting is quite shiny.  I need to adjust my proportion of gloss to matt medium.  In a couple of weeks, I can put some matt varnish on this piece and then scan it again.  I'll try to remember to show it to you then!

 After spending a chunk of yesterday morning on a painting that wasn't going to work out, I spent a chunk of yesterday afternoon playing on this one.  I think the playing won out over the working!  This one was purely for my amusement, seeing what moves I could make with the palette knife and just enjoying seeing colors next to colors.


I remember when I took the reference photo this fall, what attracted me to the scene was the way the leaves seemed to spiral around the tree.  I hope I have managed to convey some of that effect here...

Thanks for looking!

16 comments:

Terri Buchholz said...

Meredith this works beautifully in it's bold, almost abstract quality. Very nice!

carol edan said...

This is really beautiful!!!! Love the colors and the movements... has a Chinese feel to it... a garden in paradise!!! I don't see any glare!!!

annaigart said...

Lovely and lively painting, Meredith!

Mary M. said...

Ummm, nice. I love the color and looseness. I'd like to see this on a canvas about 30" x 36"!

Deborah L. Taylor said...

Really cool!

Meredith Adler said...

Terri, Carol, Annaig, Mary, and Deborah, thank yo so much!!

And a special Brrrrrrrrr for Mary!

ME said...

OK....worked this time. I can see the spiral for sure and I love the colors.
Love,
ME

Anonymous said...

Yup, I love this one too. It was revealed to me slowly from the top down as it loaded and I liked it from the tippy-top. I just knew I was going to like the full painting and it didn't disappoint.

Stefanie

Meredith Adler said...

Mom, Thanks for trying 3 browsers until you finally got one to work so you could comment! I'm glad you like the colors.

Stef--thanks for your comment, glad you like this one, too!

mimi boothby said...

i like it. looks like it was fun to paint. But i can't see the glare!

annamaria potamiti said...

Bold and full of energy, Meredith!! I haven't ever worked with a palette knife, it must be an exciting challenge :-)

Sharon L. Graves said...

Colorful and playful. Fav combination. Great art!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Mimi, yes, really, really fun.

Annamaria-if you try the knife, let me know, I would love to see what you do with it. I think you would like the knife, it's really fun.

Thanks, Sharon!!

Barbara Pask said...

Beautiful Meredith, it feels like a tapestry.

Bhavani said...

Lovely! Love the abstract shapes and colors

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Barbara and Bhavani!

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