As my father used to say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”
But there is another one “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got!”
Personal growth comes from expanding your comfort zone, so it’s very much about trying new things.
With this painting, the challenge was to only use palette knives – no brushes.
The technique is very different and can be more heavily textured as in this case. I also realised that you can do very fine lines with the side of the blade too!
One of the biggest takeaways for me on my painting journey so far is to look at everything as an opportunity for growth.
If it doesn’t go ‘right’ then what does it matter? What is ‘right’ anyway, as it depends on what YOUR expected outcomes are.
So that thing you are putting off doing, because you don’t think you can do it, or because its different to how you normally do it…
… give it a go!
It’s how we learn, how we expand, how we grow
This is a bridge in Barrow upon Soar from one of my visits there. I decided to do this as heavily textured, using only palette knives, so no brushwork.
Medium: Acrylic on 300gsm Aquafine Smooth Watercolour board
Width: 29.7 cm
Height: 29.7 cm
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