I've been missing my palette knife lately so I did this little painting. The canvas was painted red first and once it was dry, I picked up my knife and really laid on the paint. The texture of the paint shows really well in person but I'm not sure it's coming across well in this picture. Also, the red really pops more in person. I like having a bright color as my base in a painting and letting it peek through the finished painting. I think it adds an extra bit of excitement.
I got the idea for this painting from a picture I took in Italy but I've changed it so much that it really doesn't even resemble the original photo. I didn't start out planning to change it but as the painting progressed, it took on a life of its own.
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