Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics: Projects, Techniques & Inspiration To Get You Started

Search Pr. Aug. 2023. 128p. ISBN 9781782219699. pap. $24.95. CRAFTS
Artist Fisher (Beginner’s Guide to Painting with Oil Pastels) found that paint brushes did not give him the textured outcomes that he wanted, so he started using knives and acrylic paints to achieve the affects he desired. This book begins with a brief history of palette knives and covers basic techniques, such as how to hold the knife and the best approaches for applying paint to a canvas. The illustrated instructions are clear and easy to follow. The author opens his studio to readers and shows them his four most used knives, including one he modified. The book describes ideal shapes of the blade and handle and offers recommendations for the brand and colors of acrylic paints the author himself uses.
VERDICT A great starter guide for readers wanting to learn to paint with a palette knife; they will learn all about the additives, mediums, and other items Fisher has experimented with to achieve the effects that enhance his works.
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