Friday, January 3, 2014

Winter in the Mountains - 30 in January 2014

Plein Air Acrylic Palette Knife painting, 6x8"


Yes, it's quite wintery here now, but we are taking a stroll backwards through the seasons here at Paint Like Nobody's Watching.   Painting #1 for the 30 in 30 Challenge was the Christmas season in January, now here we are in Autumn.  Why Autumn?  This is the painting I left off with when I got the call from the Woolworth Walk gallery that there was an opening there for me. 

I had gone plein air painting over two lunch hours for this one--one 40 minute session and one 20 minute session.   It needed some finishing up in the studio that I never got to, since I got so busy after that call.  Basically, I needed to get the sky holes out of the mountain!

So, if one of my themes is to finish unfinished paintings...here you go!  I actually did this last night, but it was too wet and I was too tired to scan it then.    But the good news is, I am actually on track with two paintings in two days.  I think the scan is a little blurry because of all the texture holding part of the image further from the scanner.  If any of you are more technically minded that I am, feel free to let me know if that is correct. 

Working on this last night reminded me how much I enjoyed using the palette knife with my acrylics and how I had intended to do more.  GREAT way to work plein air with limited time, as you can change colors so quickly.

Thanks for looking, and enjoy the challenge, everyone...

16 comments:

Cathy Engberg said...

Your colors are so fresh and wonderful! I love the texture from the palette knife! Nice!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Cathy! It was really fun...

Marion Hedger said...

Just popped in to say hi. Lovely paintings on your blog. I especially like your use of complementaries.

Thanks for you comments on my blog.

Marion

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks for popping in, Marion, and I hope you are feeling better...

Sandra Kavanaugh said...

This is beautiful Meredith, the fall colors are wonderful. Finishing is such a good goal. Mine this time is trying something new - so far it's fun.

carol edan said...

Isn't palette knife painting fun!!! Easy to scrape off if needed....
Great fall colors!!!Great textures!!!!

Anette (Ahlholm) Power said...

Nice juicy strokes, or palette knife marks as it is!! Congratulations on getting space in that gallery!

Bill Whitworth said...

Wow, I never thought of using a palette knife with acrylics. Thats cool. I like the colors of the foliage and the greens in the mountains.

Jerry Stocks said...

Love the texture and the colors.

Sharon L. Graves said...

Wow! This really pops! Colors are great and I love the texture. You are amazing on so many levels!

Meredith Adler said...

Thank you so much, Sharon, Jerry, Bill, Annette, Carol, and Sandra! I wish I could have had my replies in there immediately after each of yours individually, but I was at work, and came home to all your wonderful comments. I so appreciate all of you being here and all your kind words.

Barbara Pask said...

Both of these new paintings are just wonderful. So glad to see you jumped into the 30 in 30 challenge. I didn't do it, I have so many things going on right now. Have fun, I know you will.

Susan said...

Meredith such a bright and lovely painting. The palette knife work is so thick and rich. Thanks for taking me back to autumn on this freezing day..

Meredith Adler said...

Barbara and Susan, thank you so much for your wonderful comments. Susan, if I am frozen, can only imagine how cold it must be where YOU are! And Barbara, you always do have so many interesting things happening in your art life, I look forward to hearing more...

Bhavani said...

Nice work! Love the fresh colors and textures of pallette knife

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks, Bhavani!

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