I have been painting with oils for about four years. This has been a very organic process of trial and error, of experimentation with a palette knife, texture and contrast. I have a small easel set up on my kitchen counter, and much of what I paint is inspired by what I see outside my windows: the Ossipee Mountains, muy chickens, our fields. I like that the palette knife lets me work quickly, and also that using oils slows me down. It’s a balancing act that both embraces and pushes against my nature. At this point in my life I am self-taught, though I am blessed to have many artists as friends who are generous with their support, and whse work is inspirational and motivating.
Lianne Prentice is Artist of the Month for March and April