B. Maxson Art Studios
Textured Acrylic Florals


(posted on 28 May 2020)

Greetings again,

As I begin this current Blog, I first want to take a moment to, again, say that I hope everyone is staying safe...as safe as they can, anyway.  I pray that this pandemic ends soon and we can all get back to our "new normal" that is close to the "old normal". While we are all being close to home and spending more time with kids and spouses, etc, I'm hoping that when we return to life, we remember the closeness in relationships we have adjusted to now.  One pet peeve I have is that, as we get more technological, we tend to begin to separate ourselves from those around us.  So, one thing I think would be great for families, especially with kids, is that the adults encourage time in the arts.  Whether it's bringing up information on that technological devices about artists and the different types of artwork or just exploring art with your kids "hands on".  (I am slightly biased.)

So, why is the title of this post "Palette Knives for Artwork"?  Well, I love adding texture in my paintings.  And the things I use to deliver the texture are pallet knives.  I have a few from years ago.  But just recently (last week) purchased a BUNCH of knives.  I was soooo thrilled when they arrived.  It was like Christmas in May. I'm learning that you get totally different effects in your paintings by using the different kinds of palette knives.  To me, this is totally thrilling, exciting and fantastic.  That's another reason I choose to share that in my blog letter today.  

I've added several paintings on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BMaxsonStudios ), Instagram page (@brendamaxson) and will be adding them to my website (www.brendamaxsonartstudios.com ) soon that are painted using knives.  Feel free to go to either one or all, like and follow me.  Also, feel free to share this information as well.  I hope you like them and your friends, too.  

If anyone wishes to purchase something, you can use the link to PayPal:  paypal.me/artclasses  (Copy and paste this into your browser and it will take you to my PayPal page.  And, you don't need to have a PayPal account in order to use it.


Thanks for your time and for enjoying my artwork,