A Love of all things painted


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If it stands still long enough, paint it

I don't like wasting my paint even though I have hundreds of bottles of acrylic paint. If it is on my palette, I plan to use it. With just a little left on my palette several days ago, I was looking for something small to paint - right in front of me I saw my palette knife and my stylus. I have two palette knives that are my favorites - one I had painted some time ago but this was going to be painted with the fuschia color paint I had on the palette. So, I have attached a photo - even though it is not very clear - of both the knife and stylus - rendering true the saying " if it stands still long enough, I will paint it".


  1. amazing!!! lol!!! you're just amazing :))) and i can imagine the time you took to paint something so tiny :) but it turned out fantastic!!

  2. Absolutely beautiful!!
    Nothing upsets me more than finding the right color & when I open it up it is dry!! Hate to waste....
    Have a wonderful day!!

  3. Hi. thank you for your comment and visiting my blog!!! Oh my goodness, you painted your little tools--how cool is that!!! Can I send mine to you?? LOL Just kidding. I love your decorative painting. I have never been able to successfully do that. I can paint a leaf---that's about all!!

  4. Hi Brenda,

    Oh how I wish I could paint like you! Now your useful tools are beautiful too!


  5. What a clever idea. I use mine every day but it never crossed my mind to paint them. You are such a talented artist. I love everything on here.Thank you for stopping by my blog. Hope to see you again.

  6. Hi Brenda...You do GORGEOUS work my friend. Truly some of the best roses I've seen.

    Blessings to you friend.


  7. Hi Brenda, Beautiful. A stylus and palette knife never looked better. I can so relate to using paint wisely and finding one last thing to stroke in on. I, like you, will paint anything that doesn't move.
    How was the Houston Art Show? Did you have fun and find so new ideas?
    See you again soon. Have a great week and happy painting.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  8. Hi Brenda,
    Love the painted tools, that's a great way to use up that otherwise wasted paint.
    I wanted to say thank you for visiting my blog, and for your kind, sweet words when my dad passed away. It's comforting to know that so many wonderful friends exist here in blogland.
    Hugs, Debi

  9. Hi Brenda,
    Stopping back by again to say hello and view your wonderful painted tools. Just lovely sweet friend.
    Hope you have a great week. Thank you for stopping by, great to see you. Have a good week.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  10. Hello,
    It's so nice to meet you! I really appreciate the sweet B-day wishes and kind visit to my blog. You're always welcome. ~Happy Birthday to you as well!

    I see we have much in common as I am from NW Florida! My husband and I met while he was in flight school in Pensacola. We were neighbors and got married at "Skopelos" over ten years ago. My parents and most of my family are living in Panama City. My Dad is retired AF. Small world!

    Your blog is wonderful. I'll be back to visit you often.

    Have a blessed evening.
    ~Warmly, Melissa :)

    PS I miss Florida!

  11. Good Morning and thanks for visiting and entering my giveaway. I've poked around on your blog--you do such BEAUTIFUL work! In awe, that's what I am, in AWE. And the palette knives? Adorable!


I am so happy you came for a visit and I love reading your comments. I hope you will check back with me often. Until then, I will be at my easel - Happy Painting.