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Painting with Knives

October 18, 2009

Sea Lion overlook, just next to Point Reyes lighthouse.

Trying out something different here. Painting on location, oils on panel – 8×10″, working entirely with palette knives. It’s probably not for everyone, but I enjoy the really juicy surface.

Up on Mount Tam, looking at SF. This one is became a bit too abstract, but you’re looking down at Tiburon and San Francisco from 2500 ft.

That’s one thing about this technique. You have to sacrifice any desire for minuscule detail, in exchange for pure color and luscious surface texture.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    great stuff Mark!

  2. February 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    These are beautiful. I love the ‘juicy’ surface.

  3. February 14, 2015 11:22 AM

    Wow! Great paintings! They’re so vibrant. I can almost hear it.

  4. February 14, 2015 3:35 PM

    Superb! I am impressed.

  5. bartynboz permalink
    February 16, 2015 7:10 AM

    Great paintings. Love your work. Thanks for sharing – you are an inspiration.

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