Winter Palette Knife Painting

After a new snowfall, there are many beautiful things to paint right in the backyard. It was not very cold this morning for Michigan winter (about 20 F) but a breeze kept the windchill in the teens. Having done a studio painting with a palette knife for the first time recently, I thought it might be a lot easier to paint outdoors in cold and snow with palette knives instead of brushes. So I tried it today. The paint was still very stiff, of course, and it was still difficult to keep things clean. I don’t know that it was easier than with brushes, but I had a good time! I have a pad of canvas and I am trying to learn to just jump in and try things instead of feeling as though I have to create something frameable. It is the joy that matters!

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