Sometimes the shade of a tree on a hillside in a sunny day is enough.
One of the things I struggled with when I last painted oils was getting enough paint on the canvas. I preferred to paint in thin layers and build up color slowly. I always marveled at artists that could use impasto and expressive brush strokes, and wondered how they could get so much paint on the canvas with a brush. Turns out they were using palette knives all along.
We tried palette knife painting in the last painting session and I was fairly satisfied with my painting at the end of the day. I never thought I could paint like that! I think I'll be trying this technique again!
Enough, Oil on canvas, 8x6 inches.
Curiously, the cake decorating classes I took came in handy when trying this new technique!