Instructor: Jane Steelman
Class Code: JS170722
Workshop fee: $120
Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Palette knife painting is for everyone from beginners to professionals!
Come learn how to create a palette knife painting from start to finish! Palette knife painting requires the artist to "let go" of details. Thick application of paint that results in a heavily textured surface is known as impasto painting. We’ll explore the ways that impasto texture affects light and shadow, on the surface of your painting.
Working from reference photos you’ll create an under painting, and then learn to apply the paint using various palette knives. Acrylic paints lend themselves to palette knife paintings because they dry quickly and prevent any accidental muddying of colors, keeping them bright and clear.
Supplies to bring:
Paint: Matisse Structure Heavy body acrylic paint paints. Quinacridone Red, Pthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium and Titanium White.
Palette knives/Brushes: Creative Mark Painter's Edge Knives - T5, 61S, 59S, 35T, 10T,1T
Brushes may be needed for some underpainting brushwork. My favorites are Black Swan but any acrylic paint brushes will do; flat or filberts size 8, 10 or 12. You could also do the underpainting with a palette knife.
Both Hardboard and canvas are great surfaces for palette knife paintings. You will need at least one 16X20 canvas or hardboard surface. Feel free to bring smaller sizes and more than one.
Palette: Disposable paper palettes.