April 13, 2011
Oyster Bank II by Marissa Vogl
36 x 24, oil on canvas.
This painting is a pair to Oyster Bank III, which is painted from photos I took one of our days kayaking the intercoastal waters of South Carolina. It was a cool windy day with rain off and on. I really like the gray sky against the vibrant green grasses. I use a pallete knife to create dramatic and unique "brush" strokes, which add texture to my work. I have learned to control the pallete knife to get large bold strokes or controlled fine lines. Although I do use my brushes I love how a pallete knife allows me to express emotions thru color application and a more abstract approach to a landscape.
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