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Thursday, August 29, 2013


I think I mentioned in a previous Blog that I've been doing some experimenting lately.  Instead of just my Collages, I've gone back and have been doing some actual 'painting'.  Much easier to take a set of paints along on a trip than numerous piles of hand-painted, found papers, mediums and paints to do a Collage while away!

Below is my first painting that I completely painted with a Palette Knife.  I really enjoyed the process.  Sort of the same element of surprise in a way that I get when I do my Collages on a multi-colored background.  When I put my little squares down and the color shows through the 'cracks' the effect can be different on the paper from piece to piece.  Not sure that makes a lot of sense so you may have to take my word for it!  :)

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Below is a piece you may have seen already if you receive my Newsletter.  It's a new 
'Little Sisters' piece that I've recently done for an upcoming show in Coeur d'Alene.  It's actually 12 x 12" square but the color is much better (and truer) in this cropped piece.

"What about me . . . ?"
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Back in to the Studio.  I have a lot of work to get done yet before my Show opens in 2 weeks.  : /  I also have some other things happening so if you don't get my Newsletter and would like to catch up, here is the link to the latest one.

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Have a great day!


  1. Love your palatte knife painting. Really came out well!

  2. Thank you Susan! I have admit I was pleased :) of course now I just want to do more work with the palette knife but they like the Collages for the show I am suppose to be getting ready for! Guess the palette knives are going to have to wait . . . Hope you are doing well! :)

  3. It looks great Charleen! The colors are really nice and I love the texture of the palette knife. :)

  4. Thank you Carol! I enjoyed doing it. Have another on the easel. :) And . . . Congratulations to you on your Honorable Mention in the CFAI Juried 'Abstraction' Show. You are just going to town! As they say 'You go girl!!' :)