Monday, July 20, 2009

"Autumn Riches"--84 x 36

(close-up of leaves and thick texture!)

This is my latest Aspen painting! I'm especially fond of this scene. It's true...I always love my last painting most! I like the ones where you can see the mountains through the trees--it gives a painting a sense of depth. I built up the thick layers of leaves by using a palette knife. Using a knife is the best to retain all those glorious colors. A brush blends too much, and makes everything look "flat". A palette knife, on the other hand, keeps the individual colors of each stroke, intact...while building up incredible layers of texture. Everything comes to life with this technique! It does, however, require a lot of paint!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful piece Jennifer, as an artist myself I was truly inspired by your work. I like your style and technique. the way you use your paint makes me want to see the piece in real life and touch the texture. beautiful painting.

September 9, 2011 at 7:10 PM  

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