Palette Knife – The Icing on the Cake

Acrylic landscape featuring paletter knife or painting knife painting with some sheep in a field with mountains in the background

Discovering The Freedom of Palette Knife Painting

Last week I was inspired by a video to do a landscape using palette knives; this week I decided to have another try. Some people say that it is just like icing a cake, which wasn’t helpful because I am the worst at icing a cake, but the motion is the same. In fact, if I was to ice a cake it might look a lot like the marks on this painting. lol

Unlike using brushes, the palette knife can be used by turning it in any direction needed, using it flat on with lots of paint, scraping paint off or using the edges and tip. I don’t think there is a right or wrong way to do it just as long as you like what you see. Give it a try.

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