In Hong Hong during the art fair, the many visitors asked whether I used a brush or palette knife. Brushes were my exclusive choice but when back in Australia the temptation to try a palette knife was strong and experimenting began… broad, sweeping planes appeared in clouds and skies… different textures on fields and hills. Flat bladed things appeared strewn on the bench. The chunk of wood I call “the scraper”. Plastic and metal found a place amongst the bristles and turps. Pretty soon it became apparent that imagination was the only limit when it came to “tools of the trade”. Whilst brushes are still the first reached for - the familiar arm, the knife can allow a different dance.
Weapons of choice
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