Since I'm in the middle of this series on artists' palettes, I thought it would be interesting to throw in one painting done with a palette knife. Recognize it yet?
[Painting knife set available at Dick Blick.]
The painting is Kelly Wearstler's and I was immediately drawn to it when it appeared in John Coolidge's photo for House Beautiful, June 2001. Apparently I have a long-running weakness for leafy branches and texture. Back in July 2007, I posted it here, noting that the painting was later used in Wearstler's son's bedroom. (Click here to see the comparison with uncropped images.)
According to HB, Wearstler found the painting at an antique shop. Wish we knew which decade it was painted in. Any guesses?
On the subject of leaves, check out Baton Rouge artist Elise Toups' work at Ann Connelly.
Two images above from Toups' leaf series via her own website.
Toups' Gray Sky via Ann Connelly.