Friday, February 05, 2021

Hot Pink, hibiscus flower, knife painting

 "Hot Pink (hibiscus)"
original knife painting

This started as a yellow flower when I did the demo for an art class in 2019.  I never finished it, so when I came across it last week I decided to use a knife to add some detail and strengthen the contrast. For some reason I was just not the mood for yellow!  I wanted to play around with red violet and really push the shadow in the center by adding dark purple.  

I also love the softer background, which is part of the original demo.  So the contrast of the softer (more blended) brush work in the background is emphasized by the thick almost abstract effect of the texture from using the knife on the petals and the small leaf.  That was what I was experimenting with.  I tried this a couple of times recently, but did not get the results I was after.  This one turned out as I had hoped it would!


8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on canvas
Ready to frame
$90.00 plus shipping

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