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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gloria J Zucaro's "The Palette Knife & The Weather"

I loved a palette knife floral that Ann Feldman did a couple of months ago and asked her when she would be teaching another class for palette knife. She didn't have any until Spring she said, but would do a special one if I could get enough people.  So I rounded up artist friends and all nine of us had a great day with Ann. 
Ann did a landscape demo first thing in the morning and gave us a photo as a reference for our painting after the demo.
This week I touched up my two oil paintings I had done with Ann in her workshop.
Below is my landscape using the reference.  We drew a rough outline in paint with a small brush first, then started our painting with the palette knife.
10" x 8" on canvas sheet.
After lunch, Ann and I set-up three still life florals for the artists to choose from.  I had brought all the vases and flowers to use for the still life.  Ann did another demo and then we started painting our own florals from whichever set-up we chose.

My choice to paint.


10" x 8" on Canvas sheet.
As far as the weather...considering the dilemma in Buffalo, New York we are extremely lucky in Chicago.  Here are a couple of photos of our first little dusting of snow.  One at night when it was first falling, and one the nest day from my kitchen window.

The back yard (click on photo to see more clearly)


And finally here is my new fish tank on the chalk painted(and loaded with three coats of hand-applied wax!)table.

Real plants and two fish.  A Fancy-Tail Goldfish and a small Koi.
Did you know you should only put one inch of fish for each gallon of water?  So I have about 6" of fish in a ten gallon tank.  In a year I will need a 20 gallon tank!

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24 comments:

  1. Beautiful paintings with lovely texture. Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie. Thank you. I have been enjoying your wonderful posts with art in both hand- made and photography of your beautiful area.

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  2. Beautiful oil!! Looks so much like British Columbia..Very rich work!! Great still life too!! Love the dusting of snow so gorgeous, compared to Buffalo...poor them!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi Sherrie, Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your family. Thanks for the idea to give away some possessions for the less fortunate.

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you are having sweet dreams with your dreamcatcher!

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  4. Lovely paintings, there's a certain freedom using a palette knife isn't there.

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    1. Hi Ann, Thank you. Yes, there is a freedom. But it can get away from you because of that feeling!

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  5. Beautiful paintings, with lots of lovely texture..

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    1. Thank you for leaving a comment. I enjoyed your "Klimt"!

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  6. You do gorgeous work! I've always admired those who can paint with the palette knife. I find it very challenging.

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    1. Thank you Pam. I enjoyed it because it forces you to loosen up and not have as many "hard" edges. Tricky sometimes though to get strokes the way you want them.

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  7. These are gorgeous paintings Gloria! I would love to be near someone that taught this technique. We were lucky also to get only a dusting of snow last week and thankfully it has disappeared despite the frigid temps.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I really enjoyed your master inspired page this week, too.

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  8. Both the paintings are beautiful.

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    1. Hi Ariel, I really enjoyed your journal page today also. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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  9. Great paintings!! Love the texture.

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    1. Hi Jo, thanks for stopping by. have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, Clare. I love the moon in your painting.

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed your post about Christmas in a jar, also.

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  12. wow I love both of your paintings Gloria. Happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thank you Annette. I love learning new ways to do things.

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