26 February 2016

Under the Knife

Kind of Blue
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 20

In painting this portrait of Miles Davis, I set myself the challenge of doing it entirely with palette knives, a method I'd never tried before. I was pleased at how the knives forced me into a looser, more expressive style. This was enhanced by my usual habit of working in short bursts over dry paint which, I think, helps bring a richer emotional texture to the piece. I have employed a similar approach with other work, and the results have been creatively rewarding.

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