358: Gumroad Video “Painting with Palette Knives”

I RECENTLY added two new videos about painting with palette knives to my Gumroad site (download for $9.95 each). I divided them to speed up download times. Here is a list of the 26 palette knives shown in the video (linked via my Amazon Associates links).

    1. Ceramic loop used to scrape dried paint to prepare for a new layer of paint from the palette knife.

    2. Canvas scraper used to scrape paint from one area of the painting and to apply to another and also used to scratch into wet paint.

    3. Generic Plastic Paint Spatula used to add or subtract wet paint. It can be carved with a pocket knife to create a thinner blade.

    4. Canvas Scraper used to scrape dry paint or to scrape into wet paint. The point makes scratching lines a bit easier.

    5. Thin Square Tipped Palette Knife. It is used to create flat-ended strokes of color. Suitable for fence posts and telephone poles.

    6. Another Flat-Ended Palette Knife that has a subtle serration. It is useful for making calligraphic marks such as grass and weeds.

    7. Large Flat-Ended Palette Knife, for making larger square shapes.

    8. One of my favorite Pie-shaped Palette Knives by Holbein. It has excellent flex and practical shape that holds a lot of paint for its size.

    9. Another excellent Holbein Pie-shaped Palette knife with a slightly longer and narrower shape.

    10. A smaller pie-shaped palette knife that is excellent for smaller paintings.

    11. An even smaller pie-shaped palette knife that is also excellent for smaller paintings.

    12. A lozenge-shaped palette knife that is excellent for making thin strokes of color like branches and fence posts.

    13. A longer shaped palette knife that is good for laying down long lines of paint or making wider tree trunks and telephone poles.

    14. Another longer shaped palette knife that is slightly larger and good for laying down long lines of paint or making wider tree trunks and telephone poles.

    15. The largest Holbein pie-shaped palette knife. This is an excellent all-around knife that is preferred is you only have funds for one large knife.

    16. This is another great palette knife that has excellent flexibility and shape for blending.

    17. This is another great butter-knife palette knife that has slightly less flexibility but with an excellent shape for blending.

    18. This is another great butter-knife palette knife that has slightly less flexibility but with an excellent shape for blending.

    19. This is probably my most-used palette knife both in the studio and en plein air. It has a slightly stiff flex and a blunt end that makes it great for applying paint as well as blending — an excellent all-around knife.

    20. The ginkgo-leaf palette knife, another one of my must-have knives. This one is perfect for blending and has a broad end that can deliver a wide array of marks.

    21. Large pie-shaped palette knife that has a broad, less flexible blade. Perfect for applying lots of paint to a large canvas.

    22. A blunt-ended knife that is good for applying large amounts of paint as well as blending.

    23. A knife-shaped palette knife that is used by many reputable artists, although I rarely use it. It has multiple flat edges to make a variety of edges and shapes.

    24. Long-bladed palette knife. Another less flexible blade that is good for applying large blends with a loaded palette.

    25. A spade-shaped cement trowel that is great for blending and applying large amounts of paint. It has an inflexible blade.

    26. A flat-ended stiff palette knife (not pictured but mentioned n the video) that is perfect for getting paint out of paint cans. It can also be used for making large, square marks.
    27. Not pictured: 6″ drywall taping knife which is perfect for flattening texture as well as adding lines and texture.
26 palette knives. Click to enlarge.

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Updated: 22nd September 2020
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