I painted a small 4x5 inch study, "Hill Country", and then today I tackled a larger painting using the study as a guide. I have had the drawing ready to go for over a week but realized I needed larger palette knives and a larger palette for larger paintings. It was quite a lot of fun to take a 5 inch palette knife and just dive in and start painting. Below you will see my makeshift palette and the palette knives in waiting. I have more palette knives than I will ever use but my husband went shopping with me and was having a great time adding knives to the shopping basket. He had what I call "Art Store Frenzy". Moving up to a larger canvas made for, "A Painting Day".
"Whispering Valley" 12x30 inches, oil on canvas by Ruth Andre