- Palette and Paint Knives
PALETTE AND PAINT KNIVES
Essential to any oil or acrylic painter’s practice is a great palette knife or paint knife,. Artists employ them to combine colors, pastes, and other materials, and they can also be used to apply paint to canvas, with different sizes and shapes producing different effects. Even watercolorists can use them to scratch back into a work.
The blades’ tips can be blunt or sharp, allowing for a wide range of strokes, textures, and gradations. A good palette or paint knife can open up a whole new world of formal experimentation for any painter, regardless of their medium.