Monday, February 9, 2009

Small scissors


Back to the painting knife, here. This one was less hair-pullingly-tortuous than the last knife painting. Dare I even say fun? No, I daren't.


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12 comments:

JMahorney said...

supercool! I love these scissors. Man, you make me want to pick up a palette knife. Way to keep the colors juicy. And the background gradient in value and temperature is awesome. :)

Jala Pfaff said...

Thanks, Jeff! Join me in hair-pulling frustration: pick up a painting knife. :)

Loriann Signori said...

Your palette knife rules Jala. The scissors sparkle.

Jala Pfaff said...

Thank you, Loriann. I may never love using the knife, but I do really like the effects. It's hard for me to start a knife painting when I know I won't really enjoy the process. But nevertheless I seem to like the effect, so I'll probably keep doing knife paintings here and there. I wonder if it ever gets to where it could feel enjoyable, rather than feeling like one is painting with a handicap.

Melinda said...

This is luscious work! It has dazzling contrast, great texture and it seems as though you have a gene for the palette knife. Hope you'll do more...when you want to, that is!

Edward Burton said...

Great palette knife painting, Jala - beautiful color combination!

Dar Presto said...

It's great. I think you secretly love the knife.
You could do hybrid work, you don't need to use just one tool.

brian eppley said...

Hey Jala,
You know I love this one! Too bad it feels so painful for you to use the knife. I think you could paint with a stick and make it look good! You've nailed the indoor light and I love the color selections.

Karen said...

These are great! I love the little spots of blue in the silver, and, it looks like the palette knife is treating you just fine! :) I personally think it's really difficult to get the nice edges you have here with a knife.

Jala Pfaff said...

Melinda - Thank you. "A gene for it..." --haha. By the way, it still doesn't work when I try to leave comments on your blog. :(

Edward - Thanks. The basic green/red complement combo with just lots of variety within those hues.

Brian - What a nice compliment! :) Thanks. I remember reading somewhere about some art teacher who, when his students complained about their materials, would say that Michelangelo could've painted the Sistine with a dirty mop and it still would've been great.

Karen - Thanks! Funny, I feel like edges are the easy thing when knife painting. It's all the other stuff that seems hard to do w/ a knife.

Everyone - Thank you all! Obviously, you all like the knife paintings...so fear not, I shall gird myself to face the knife yet again, soon.

Jala Pfaff said...

Dar - "secretely love the knife...." Hahahaha!

LSaeta said...

I love your scissors and knife painting! Sorry it was so painful but you really handle it well. Congrats!