Wednesday, January 1, 2014


This month I am participating in a 30 days of painting challenge through a wonderful artist that I took a workshop with last March called Leslie Saeta. There are hundreds of artists participating; it will be awesome to see all of the entries each day!

This painting was commissioned as a Christmas gift. The recipient took the photo while on vacation in China, and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to paint it. I am so drawn to structures like this, although it was definitely a challenge!

I painted most of this painting from a blurred image so I wouldn't become too overwhelmed in the details. Later I went back and added in the individual posts and rails; this was so helpful. I will have to say that it is paintings like this that help grow one's confidence and push us as artists.

8x10 Oil Palette Knife Painting


  1. Very nicely done! I love your control of the palette knife. I may try that technique one day. Katrina