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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I just finished this palette knife painting of a rooster this afternoon. This is painted from a photograph taken by my friend Deb Holmes while she was visiting the Florida Keys! This painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on a canvas panel. This colorful rooster is really this colorful - unbelievable!

11 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

I think you should call this a patriotic rooster! Love it!

jgr said...

WOW! He is so vibrant, you did a great job.

Christiane Kingsley said...

He is stunning and the background done with the knife is so interesting!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Go....You colorful rooster! I do like this rooster, Barb; good rendering and out of this world colors!

AutumnLeaves said...

Is there nothing you can't do, Barbara? The texture is amazing! What a handsome fellow this guy is!

Barb Sailor said...

Cori Lynn...Yes - he does look sort of patriotic! :) Thanks!

Barb Sailor said...

jgr...there is one thing for certain sure...I do love color and that makes a vibrant painting -sometimes I love it too much! Oh well........nothing subtle about me! tee hee

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...years ago I did a lot of knife painting in acrylics and then for many years painted almost exclusively in watercolor. Recently I have been working in oils and using the knife again - I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed the texture of knife painting - I agree with you - the knife texture can be very interesting.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan and AutumnLeaves - thank you so much for your comments - I am so glad you like my rooster!

Ginny Stiles said...

I find your palette paintings fascinating!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Ginny!