Distant Mountain Palette knife painting
Oil on box (gallery wrapped) canvas
This painting is available by auction on Dailypaintworks
This little painting is a bit of an experiment, I was reading an article about loose foregrounds and decided it would be good to try out the ideas. I painted into a layer of liquin to give me a smooth surface. I flattened out most of the first layer of paint with the palette knife. In the second layer I used thicker paint to give texture. Finally I splattered water-soluble oils mixed quite thinly water over the foreground. I enjoyed painting this and like the way it came out. I think I was able to loosen up as I didn't use a reference.
A close-up of the surface