The first thing the sun kisses in the southwestern mornings, and the last thing it kisses before tucking the landscape into the deeper hues of the evening, are the craggy peaks, turning rock into flame with brilliant light against reddish, earthen clay and grey slate.
Palette knife captures the ruggedness of this landscape. Sometimes the best thing to happen to a painting is letting go so paint and imagination can play together. For me, that's an important message to convey in my paintings-- a message of playfulness and paint expressed in powerful strokes, adding texture through impasto style work. I find myself gravitating to this style more with each work of art.
Graham oil paints, palette knife, canvas