I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe Christmas. I hope Santa was good to everyone out there.
Here is my latest pallet knife painting I just completed a few hours ago. I wanted to make the water look as if it were racing around a sharp corner. I had a heck of a time getting the perspective right, and to be honest, I am not entirely sure it is. It's close, but possible not exact.
To my knowledge, this particular scene does not exist. I utilized the freedom of working with a pallet knife and my inner artist to create this scene. Once I begin a painting, whether it be oils, soft pastels or watercolors, I always try and let my inner artist take over and paint the painting. I realize this sounds a bit odd, or maybe for an artist, not at all, but let me explain.
When I begin a painting, for whatever reason there is, I can not see the finished painting. I can see bits and pieces here and there and for sure, a starting point. What I have learned about myself over the years is this. I always start a painting and then I allow my inner artist to take over and finish the piece.
If you have ever done anything creative for any length of time, then you know what I am talking about. Once you start, your work begins to flow. You are not thinking of each detail, you are not thinking of the next step, you are just creating. Once you learn to let go and allow your inner artist to do his work, then your art will improve dramatically. The problem is us. We tend to want more control, a bigger say in our art and we get in the way of our own artistic creations.
Practice a lot and once you feel yourself flowing with whatever art you are working with, let go. Allow the beauty from within yourself to be seen by others in whatever form you use.
Have a Blessed Day