Monday, May 1, 2017

Cloudy Afternoon, Acrylic Landscape Painting + Feeling Inspired Linkup # 25

Cloudy Afternoon. Artist Charles Wolf. 
Acrylic on Canvas Board, 9x12in. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. 

One of my favorite tools that I have in my painting kit is the palette knife. While it does take some a practice to get used to the way it applies the paint to the canvas—a light amount of pressure will give you smooth coverage at the surface level and hard pressure will grind the paint into the canvas itself, staining it. I think the reason I enjoy painting with a palette knife is because you can't be as controlled with where the paint goes, creating an impressionist style piece. The end result is always very fresh and vibrant looking, especially if you don't over mix your paint on the canvas, but allow each stroke to be clearly visible. 

This work is a simple little landscape painting of a grassy field on a cloudy afternoon. I painted this entire piece with the palette knife only. I used the tip of the knife to scratch in the details you can see in the foreground of the painting and tree trunks in the middleground, which really bring this work to life.

Learn how to paint this piece yourself with my full-length, FREE DIY painting lesson below, or sit back and enjoy just watching me paint in the time lapse version of this painting. :  )  

Acrylic Color Palette:
Titanium White
Mars Black 
Naphthol Crimson
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Naples Yellow

Palette Knife
Easel or Flat Surface
Acrylic Paint
Palette (Cardboard) 
Paper Towel
Drop Cloth 
Water Cup

"Cloudy Afternoon" Time Lapse Video: 

Cloudy Afternoon — Acrylic Landscape Painting Time Lapse.
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017. 

How To Paint "Cloud Afternoon":

Cloudy Afternoon — DIY FREE Painting Lesson. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.

Want to buy this piece? 

Cloudy Afternoon, $60, Acrylic Landscape Painting. 
Artist Charles Wolf. Impulsive Artistry © 2017.

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