palette knife painting

I cannot believe it has been seven months since I last posted here on my blog! All I can say is that I have been quietly painting and tutoring art. I also feel I am making a small move forward with my neck and shoulder complaint, with physio, massage and gentle exercises. I am learning on a daily basis about patience! But in a good way, learning to notice the beauty of nature around me and that I don't have to create a painting all the time for my life to have meaning! It is a big part of my life, but as we get older we discover there is more beauty in the quiet moments, often simply strolling in nature and drinking that early cup of tea looking out at the garden as the early days of winter start to come in and change everything. Some flowering shrubs are still holding on, in the damp cold weather. It is mostly overcast with heavy cloud these days but for a moment a tiny patch of blue sky will appear and make me smile.  All is not lost, soon the sun will break through again and bring a little light and joy to our winter days.

I made another decision regarding my painting. I have moved towards palette knife painting again, this time I am going to make it my artistic statement.  I love the surprise that it gives, even when having a plan when I start out, it soon changes when I start to work! The happy accident is a joy! At first I thought I would give myself a year to practice the palette knife work but then decided that would not be long enough! So slowly new works are emerging and I am enjoying my painting time greatly.

I wish you all the joy of the quiet days of winter. May you be fruitful in your painting time and enjoy your walks in the forests and countryside.


  1. Hello again Lass!... How wonderful it is to see evidence of your "new" painting presence and your adaptation to the barrier that your injury had imposed upon you.

    Truthfully... this new path already evokes a sense of growth that probably could never have manifested itself with the methods that you had previously grown accustomed to and depended upon to guide your artistic ideals.

    The texture that now manifests itself and contributes so strongly to a broader brand of expressionism in this work shown today speaks to your growth as an artist... and your willingness and courage... t0o face change. I salute you Lass! Bravo!

    I look for more viewings of your journey and wish you a winter of quiet contemplation and joy. I believe that somewhat the same shift in method and my own reclamation of Joy in my own work and life has occurred for me as well.

    I look forward to sharing my own new journey and findings with you soon.

    Stay tuned...

    Rich Blessings and hugs to you!
    Warmest regards,

    1. Hi Bruce, great to hear from you! I have left you a message on your blog but I don't know why but it seems to have disappeared, seems blog land is a mystery!Thank you for your words of encouragement, I am on a journey of discovery for sure! Best wishes to you Caroline

  2. Welcome back Caroline - first let me tell you your painting is just beautiful. I love your endeavors with the palette knife technique.

    I also agree with you about slowing down and savoring those quiet moments. I am joining you on this journey. Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much Debbie your words are like a ray of happy sunshine! Best wishes to you Caroline