Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A PAINTER’S SECRET FROM TOM BROWN


Thumbnail studies are one of my secrets to powerful paintings.

They encourage me play with intuitive concepts before investing time and effort in a large painting.

Intuitive decisions are the most honest and unfiltered. And this produces some of the most powerful paintings. Like this small palette knife study.

These little thumbnails often stand as finished paintings on their own. In the right frame they are like little jewels, sparkling with color and brilliance.

In the hardbound collector’s edition of my paintings I include a number of my palette knife paintings along with a broad assortment of my best work using brushes. Take a look at part of the book here:
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1786423

Today’s painting: A study for
“END OF A PERFECT DAY”
approximately 5.5 x 4.5 inches


Thanks for looking,
Tom Brown
tombrownstudio@cox.net

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