Experiment – 110717

When I say this wasn’t for me, I mean it!

I had the underpainting finished a while ago, and was at a bit of a loss of what to do with it. So, when I saw a similar painting style in a book I thought I would give it a try myself.

The reason it wasn’t for me, is because it requires a level of control that I didn’t feel happy or comfortable with. I feel like the edges of each square shape should be absolutely straight, and obviously, this is something that I couldn’t achieve. No effectively anyway. So, while it was fun to try out some of my palette knives finally, I don’t think this is the right way to use them for me. I feel like I should be a bit more free with my creative strokes rather than limiting myself in this way.

It does make me appreciate the amount of control that a lot of modern artists have to employ in their work though!