This painting started out as an experiment. I wanted to work with a palette knife which I have never used before. They stared at me from Dick Blick's wall, all shiny and professional looking. I've had them in my mini shopping cart many a time, but have always put them back. Not this time, baby! I grabbed a small one, and it has hung out in my art room for only a few days. Now is the time! I didn't use the knife with oils, however, but rather with acrylics. Let's see how I did, shall we?
Here's my awkward handling of it. But gosh darn it, maybe I'm some totally twisted freak, but I really like it. I secretly wish I still had this one. (-;
Here's where I spilled an entire bottle of red paint on the floor, my chair, and my new white skirt that I wore for the first time today. I was 3 minutes from the finished product. I ALWAYS think I won't get the paint on me. Uh huh.
Here is the final product after I whipped out my brushes. I tried to retain some of the crude painting marks. See how he's trying to convince himself that these bifocals work? Ha! His mouth tells the truth.
Here's a close-up of the floating eye chart I tried to put in the background.