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Knife Scrape Blues

Updated: May 4

Howdy, fellow art people!

That blue though! I understand it might not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me, Phthalo blue takes the cake. There's just something irresistible about it! And for this easel project, I went all out with my favorite shade.

To kick things off,

I grabbed my trusty yellow ochre and cadmium yellow, and mixed 'em up with some water and iridescent medium. I then coated the entire easel. Once that earthy and softly shimmery hue dried, it was time to add some flair.

With my palette knife in hand, I mixed up a lively combination of turquoise, Winsor (phthalo) blue, and phthalo green. Carefully, I scraped those vibrant colors across the easel, starting from the bottom and leaving some of the natural bamboo peeking through. Imperfection adds character, right?

For a touch of variation,

I turned my attention to the shelf. Using only phthalo green and turquoise, I painted it to complement the rest of the piece.

As for the finishing touch, I opted to skip the varnish this time. But if you're feeling fancy (and like protecting your artwork for years to come), either a matte or glossy spray-on varnish would do the trick.

And here's the best part—

I painted this piece to match a canvas I did recently in the same style. Now, I have the option to display them together or mix things up for a bit of artistic versatility.

So there you have it—a tiny blue abstract brought to life on my easel. Until next time, keep on creating and let your colors shine! 🎨✨

Check out the following links to get the same paints and brushes that I used!

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