This was my attempt in Leslie Saeta's Workshop class to do a painting strictly with a palette knife. Success, failure - whatever.. I learned a few tips on how to wield one of those knives. Maybe I won't change from brushes to palette knives, but I do view them differently - as a tool that you need to develop a skill with to use effectively. And even using brushes for most of the painting does not mean that the knife cannot come in really handy at the end.
And below, we had a really fun exercise in class on the 3rd day... we got a photo, and started the painting - and listening to the Black Eyed Peas we switched easels and just had to take what was in front of us and make headway on that painting till we were told to move to the next easel. Eventually we ended up at our own easels - and below, this is the result on my easel.
It was fun. I feel like I tried new things, I loosened up, I got some fabulous tips on blogging/marketing/social networking. Leslie and Dreama are very generous, open and fun. I bought an Artists Helping Artists Painting Apron and Dreama's book "The Artist's Toolbox" on marketing tips.