Saturday, August 18, 2007


“TWILIGHT” by Tom Brown
Approximately 7x4 inches
Original oil painting

Here’s something different. It was done entirely with a palette knife on white card stock. I sometimes do rapid studies this way when the scene will last only a few moments. The palette knife is faster to work with than brushes; I just mix and paint. Bam! It’s a very quick and direct way to work. In this case I desperately wanted to capture the subtle effects in the sky and landscape during the final moments of twilight. I knew from experience that I had to work quickly to capture these fleeting colors before they disappeared. Got it!

These studies with a palette knife on card stock are generally done only for myself and I keep them on my studio wall to use as reference for larger paintings at a later date. I did this one awhile back and it’s been living on my studio wall since then but I decided to share it with you today. I hope you can see some of the subtleties on screen.

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Today’s thought to smile about:
A puppy’s wagging tail

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Blogger silvina said...

I like this very much. With what seems like a few flicks of the wrist you captured the look of twilight.
Bam! It's the Emeril school of painting. ; )

9:08 AM  
Blogger Candy Barr said...

Kind of striking! So refreshing to do these kinds of studies too isn't it? Thanks for sharing it Tom!

6:05 PM  

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