March 24, 2014

Impasto Oil Painting with Palette Knive - An Italian Sunset

"Castellammare II"
8"x10", oil on panel

I took a photo of this sunset a couple of years ago  in Castellammare di Stabia, the Italian city where my husband grew up. Since then it has been one of my favorite photos from our vacation.

I used the photo as fb cover, I had it printed on our family calendar, and of course I painted it, at least a couple of times.
This painting was done in one morning, a day where I started out with brushes, but then I decided that I wanted to do something bold. So I painted  with a knife, in thick impasto strokes.

The panel was toned orange and that still comes through in many places adding a very warm glow to everything. I love the result, it's colorful and a little abstract.

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