11 x 14 inches ... oil on paper .. alla prima .. painted Mar 01/23
I am now using both the brush and the knife as opposed to one or the other .. as well, I had a dream a week ago or so and I saw these amazing backgrounds used in still life .. last of Feb I started to explore them and they are nothing but paint put down in layers so it's just paint into and over other paint. I was going to paint more realistic until I saw the beauty of broken color in my dream. Actually a litttle weird because I've been using broken color for a long time but never as expressed as now. I guess that's what happens when you doze off thinking about your painting you are going to make next morning. I usually paint before breakfast. I am fresher and I can be quiet while my wife sleeps. She is a late nighter and I am early to bed and early to rise: a result of working 6 Am to 3 PM during my working years.