Day 42 at Home: More Roses

Back to painting roses from the front yard. This time with a palette knife. Why? Because I was inspired by a really lovely piece by Pat Southern-Pearce where she used a palette knife as the drawing tool. 

I have this 6-color ink set but acrylic ink is hard to clean off palette so I simply drop quantities of red, blue, yellow, black and white onto the paper and then smoosh them around with the palette knife to mix color as I go along.

Here’s a little bit of the painting process I captured as video.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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7 Responses to Day 42 at Home: More Roses

  1. Bernadette says:

    Absolutely gorgeous and so luscious in spontaneity! Did you use inks alone or acrylics? I am anxious to try this. Thank you for this wonderful inspiration.


    • Bernadette, the medium I am using is acrylic inks, see link in the post to the actual product I have. Hope that helps


      • Bernadette says:

        Thank you….I have some a Brusho crystals and added liquitex medium to give added body. I painted on a 6” wooden pallet with a pallet knife. The surface was previously prepared with gesso. It’s just an experiment….more undefined than I usually paint. I also rubbed out some areas….to blend and soften.
        Thanks for the inspiration to use what I had on hand!


  2. Shankar Subramanian says:

    The lockdown has really inspired you. Great stuff. Thanks

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  3. Nice Roses, I would never think of doing that with a palette knife.

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  4. Stunning and a style that mirrors the nature of rose petals.

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