Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wild Autumn

I finally finished up a painting I started some time ago, just made some final adjustments today.

art painting landscape acrylic autumn fall foliage nature

"Wild Autumn"

12" X 16", Acrylic on panel
Original - SOLD

This painting is based on a photo I took in the Heber Valley near the Provo River. I started this one with my new process of doing a palette knife under painting.  Here is how it looked after the palette step.

art painting landscape wip acrylic palette knife autumn

Using a palette knife imparts a lot texture because you are working with thick paint which forces even the brush layers after to be more loose because the brush skips over the texture.  Overall I enjoy this new process as well as the results so I'll probably continue experimenting with it.  This is one of the things I love about acrylics, they allow for so much more freedom for experimentation. Lean over fat?  No problem for acrylics.


  1. Your textures are just marvelous in this!!!!!!!

  2. This painting has wonderful texture. Great idea to use the knife. The final version is beautiful too!