Paint Like A Millionaire

savannahMy friend Penny had an art mentor who would walk through the studio encouraging students to squeeze out more paint on their palettes.

“Paint like you were a millionaire,” he would insist.

Lately I’ve adopted a more millionaire-like style, using paint thickened with mediums and slathered onto the canvas with a palette knife. Sometimes I add texture using highly designed implements (an old comb, the netting my small tangerines came in or a used toothbrush.) This view of Savannah, a small 6 x 12 inch painting, is one example.

By Joanne

Joanne Taeuffer is an expressive painter. She lives in the Berkeley Hills and Healdsburg, CA, with her husband and their black cats, Oscar Wild and Percy.

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