Monday, September 15, 2014

palette knife play

When working with paint, a palette knife can be a really fun alternative to using a paint brush! Typically a palette knife is used for mixing paint but it can also be used to apply paint. These days there are all kinds of palette knives (and even decorative scrapers) with different tips and edges that can be used in many creative ways. Try ditching your brushes and swipe, scratch, drag, dot, mark, layer and spread that paint! 

TIP: Keep in mind that using heavy body acrylic paint tends to work best with a palette knife when creating thick heavy layers but just about any acrylic paint will work!

P.S. I've got some new designs over in my Society 6 shop including a few of my palette knife paintings! Head on over HERE to see everything.


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful- I especially love the second painting with all the voluminous flowers. I love the thick textured paint and the use of colour. It's gorgeous. Really interesting to watch the process.

I wondered if you had seen this video on youtube of Matisse in his paper-cutting phase (which I only knew about recently - he was fantastic). The presenter visits a chapel which Matisse had built for a nun who was his friend. It is simple but beautiful. The presenter is visibly moved and so was I. It's my favourite piece of art history footage. I was reminded when reading through your blog that your little girl is named after the painter. Anyway, here is the link.

AlexM said...

beautiful pillow cases!

Shannon Phillips said...

The floral pillows are amazing!

may_cat said...

You are so talented!

EarthMommy said...

You are fearless!

studioGypsy said...

gorgeous!!and LOVELOVELOVE!!!

Sharilyn Miller said...

Beautiful painting, Alisa! Thank you for sharing.

Sanjay Sharma said...

So Beautiful
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mrsgarrett24 said...

love it!


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