2nd Attempt- Palette Knife

This is another work in progress.  Originally this piece was a commission of a painting I did years ago, only I had the wrong size canvas so I decided to try out the palette knife and experiment.

First off I have to say that I am absolutely excited to experiment with this new technique on everything now. The  unpredictability of how the paint goes on the canvas and the texture is so different than what I have been doing in the past. I’ve had to waste and scrape off a load of paint.  However even the mistakes leave traces of the old colour which itself adds  depth and dimension.  The amount of paint I am using is insane! I can only imagine how long it will take for this to dry.

Over the month and a half leading up to Christmas I am busy with commissions so I won’t have much chance to experiment much.  I am thinking that the next group of paintings for my April show will be done with palette knife if I can perfect a technique.

If anyone reading this works with oil paint and hasn’t tried using a palette knife, I highly recommend it.  I am not really sure if I am doing it right but I think it’s the combination of the texture and mix of colours that make my old paintings look a bit flat.

I am trying to blog more, so if I keep it up I will be posting the next collection of paintings for my show in April.



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