Art and Design

P- Palette knife Painting.

Palette knife painting is a technique that has been used for centuries. It was popularized in the 19th century by artists like Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. It involves applying thick layers of paint to a canvas using a palette knife instead of a brush. The result is a textured surface that creates depth and dimension. The technique can be used to create a variety of styles, from abstract to realistic.

Understanding the Palette Knife

Before diving into palette knife painting, it is essential to understand the tool itself. A palette knife is a flat tool with a blunt edge that is used to mix and apply paint. It comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, each with a specific purpose. For example, a large, flat palette knife is ideal for applying large areas of paint, while a small, pointed knife is perfect for adding details. It is also essential to note that different types of palette knives have different textures, which can significantly affect the final result of your painting.

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Let’s go through a palette knife painting process together.

I am going to do a palette knife painting and show the step-by-step process here.

Materials used for Palette knife painting.

A canvas board or sheet. I am using a canvas sheet.

Palette knives.

I have the above knives in my collection and a few more that are a bit damaged.

Some paints.

Let’s begin with the painting.

I am directly applying paint on my canvas sheet and then using my knife I am beginning to spread it like you spread butter on bread.

I have used different ways of holding a knife here, so you can see that in the pictures below.

With palette knife painting the one downfall is that you need to use a lot of paint to paint it through.

As you can see I am slowly trying to build up the painting and paint the sky.

Here, I am done with the sky painting, and as you can see the texture has come out so well. I am in love with it.

Let’s begin with mountains.

Please note to let the painting dry before you move on to the next step.

I am using the tip of the knife to create a rough sketch of the mountains.

I then fill the mountains slowly using the same method used for the sky. However, I make it a bit messy for the rough texture that I want.

I then switch to a small knife size and create clouds.

After the mountains dry out, we move to the next step.

This is my favorite step. I love adding ice to mountains.

The rough texture of the mountain helps to add the ice and gives a nice depth to the painting.

The final look.

And that’s the finished painting with its reference picture.

How is it?

I am absolutely in love with this painting. It just gives me the feeling of just vanishing away to a chilly hilly region and staying there in peace with my art, books, and writing.

Do share your thoughts on this painting.

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Note: I don’t do portrait painting, but I do portrait digital illustrations.

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My Name is Nazish and I am from Mumbai, India. I was born and I grew up in Mumbai. I am a writer and have been blogging since 2013. I am here to put my feelings, share stories and try my words to rhyme in the form of poems. I am a passionate writer who dreams of writing inspiring stories some day and becoming a storyteller. Till then I hope you enjoy my blog posts and get inspired by them… My ultimate goal is to keep myself sane through writing and by sharing my views and also to inspire at least one reader out there if not all. So I hope you enjoy my write-ups and get along with me on my writing journey. Happy Reading.

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