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ok, I just gotta come out and say it…
I FREAKING LOVE palette knife painting!
the goopy paint globs…
pushing said globs around, feeling it’s buttery texture cave under my knife…..
seeing my paint colors swirling and mixing together into a harmonious symphony forming an image…….
It’s an immersive experience that plays with your senses of touch, and it’s something I recommend every creative to try at least once, ESPECIALLY if you want a break from the standard brushes.
In this step-by-step tutorial for beginners, we dive into palette knife painting techniques by making these aspen trees! And all we are using is just a palette knife and some acrylic paints. Let’s get to it!
Palette Knife Painting Supplies You’ll Need
- Mixed Media Pad or a pre-gessoed canvas
- Arteza acrylic paint set (read my full review about Arteza premium acrylic paints here!)
- Specific colors used include: burnt umber, titanium white, mars black, orange yellow, lemon yellow, yellow ochre and burnt sienna
- Palette Knife
Love acrylic painting but not sure how or where to start?
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