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  • Karl W. Hoffman FIRST WATCH 36" x 48"

FIRST WATCH 36" x 48"

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Palette Knife Oil Painting on Canvas
by Karl W. Hoffman

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  • Size 24" x 36" x 1.5"gallery wrapped
  • Palette knife oil painting on canvas
  • Black and white is always a favorites of the artist.  This scene is from Colorado during a horse drive when the artist and his wife would help to move horses from the mountains to the ranch.  Many of his pictures came from horse back and even more beautiful painted in palette knife with oil on canvas.
  • This painting is also available in a giclee`on canvas.  Please call for pricing and sizes.

I have always loved paintings, so when I wanted to take the moment in life that I had captured with my photography to another level. I decided to create paintings that where very traditional with an abstract flair, so the heavy pallet knife on canvas became my choice.

The pallet knife was a tool that appeared in 1899 at the Cape Cod School of Art and was introduced as a system of study for students of plain air to see and feel their subjects by painting the color masses. Thus, the "palette knife" was forever a part of the artist’s paint box.

Enhancing on the idea of feeling through color I decided to see and feel through shadows and light. My favorite photography style is B&W because I believe that a really good picture must stand on its own and not hide behind the color. You can remove the color from a photograph and if it falls apart it really wasn’t that good after all, but if it gets better then you have something take to the next step. With experience one will lean to convert from color in your mind and you begin to imagine in black and white. Having developed this for my photography the transition was quite easy. The mind of the artist is never satisfied so of course the final step was to start producing my work in color also.

36x48 / Black & White / Colorado / Cowboy / First / Gallery Wrapped / Herd / Horseback / Horses / Knife / Landscape / Mountains / Oil / Painting / Palette / Sky / Textured / Watch
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