"The forest that God created inspires me to create a painting that I hope reveals how I feel about it. That's what creativity is to me."
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Bill Mason's painting technique
He lined up various colours of oil paint he might want on his glass palette for that day. Taking his small
palette knife he mixed about five shades of colours. Then he took each mixed colour and piled them carefully
one on top of the other. Lifting the large blob of layered paint from the glass he then scraped it across the
surface of his smooth paper once. For the next palette knife stroke he'd start his mixing process all over
again preparing for the next application to the paper.
Becky his daughter remembers being amazed how haphazardly the paint appeared to be applied and yet could still create a detailed painting. Bill
felt he had a bit of a dilemma in his painting style. He couldn't seem to paint larger than six inches and maintain the loose, free style he liked.
Some of his best paintings range in size from one inch square to
six inches square.