After spending 30 minutes asking Google in various ways, whether different shaped paint palette knives actually served a purpose like, creating a “substantially different” effect on the canvas than each other, I came up empty-handed. I didn’t gain an answer to my question from Google that I was satisfied with, but I did gain a wealth of knowledge about how people use it to create paintings. Did you know that there’s even like a community of artists, who call themselves palette knife artists, that only paint, or should I say apply paint, with a paint palette knife, and not a paint brush.? Crazy.
The next day, I decided that I would just use the palette knife the way I wanted to use it originally, the way I’ve used it in the past. I decided to give up on trying to validate whether the way I wanted to use it was the “correct way”. And I loved it. It’s my new favorite artwork of the week!! Yes, currently the rate of production is so high in this studio space, that I have to select favorites on a weekly basis. But that’s a good thing right?!
However, I am going to make that “current weekly favorite” statement, ever so lightly because, I just finished painting another art piece, using the same palette knife technique, of scraping the paint along the surface and letting the canvas weave determine the resulting effect. I’ve used a completely different color palette for that one, and I absolutely love it!
Today’s painting is still drying, so I can’t really see it’s complete goodness yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to challenge the “current weekly favorite” spot.
Have a great day!
P.S. And if you feel like painting, then just paint! A happier you is a happier world. And a happier world is a better world!
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