Saturday, January 3, 2015

Textured Painting using a Palette Knife

I LOVE to use a palette knife in most my paintings where suitable to create texture. Sometimes the whole painting will be done with the palette knife, other times it will be to add detail or texture to accentuate an area.

Below are some of my paintings where various sized palette knifes have been used to create texture.

There aren't many 'demos' out there that I could find on how to use the palette (painting) knife to create detail or texture, but really it is about how you control it like a brush but also about selection like a brush -choosing the right one. 

Cockatoo Settling in For the Night
The Falls Study












Close Up of Nesting

Detail of Coral School














City Lights








Detail of City Lights