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Original Creation

Coastal Glow Knife Painting

Happyisland 17 Nov 2023

This is a seascape with a focus on a burning sunset completed with the palette knife. I am finding the knife much more liberating to paint with. And less mess :)



This is a masterpiece!! Absolutely stunning!!

World class !!!!👍🏼🇩🇪

Gorgeous! The light peeking out of the clouds and reflecting in the water is superb.

clean up with the knife is a breeze, indeed! Brilliant work here.

This is indeed a masterpiece! Just love every detail! So gorgeous!

Superb! You are a master with the knife.

Very cool!

Hope you are feeling much better and having a "good" pain day! Take care!

Thank you :) last while has been hard but today and yesterday were improved. MS is a bully but I don’t think I would have ever started painting without it. Hope you are doing ok as well.

Probably the coolest painting in this style I’ve seen yet! Nice job.


The colours and texture of the paint. <3

Thank you so much everyone for those wonderful comments :)

Very good work with the knife.

Great knife work there Dan, well done, cheers

After recently giving a "knife-only" painting a try, I can begin to fathom your spectacular work on this one!

Thank you Jon. Took a look at your work I’m quite impressed with your knife work. I will say it’s sort of liberating with the knife. It’s only one instrument which in itself is freeing. The touch of the knife against the canvas almost feels like finger painting in a strange comparison. You feel what you want and item to look like and where you want it to go. It’s sort of using the knife to communicate artwork with the canvas. How strange I must sound but it’s true. It’s like a dance. The heart and brain working out its creativity. The brain impacting the arm, lifting the hand and motivating the fingers to twitch just right and “feel” what you “see” inwardly and watch it come out in textures on canvas. It’s part creativity, part relieving the frustration of life (how hard you touch or swing the knife against the canvas versus how delicate you do it.) how you make the knife angle change just by what you are drawing in your mind. I know I’m nerding out right now but I so enjoy those paintings. Of course mud can still happen. Thank you for your kind words and welcome to the site my friend :)

Daniel: Thanks for your message. It will be a long time before I truly "make friends" with the knife, see where I want a painting to go, and can artfully communicate those desires into results. But the journey will be fun, I'm sure!

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