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Training with palette knife

Postby chris22 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:05 am

Another attempt with just using the knife and oils, had a rough start and trouble with the clouds (which I thought were supposed to be the easiest part) any tips and criticism will help.

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Re: Training with palette knife

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:48 am

Actually, your clouds look good. I like the trees and ground, also.
Not sure about your positioning of the trees with one almost coming off the canvas - was that your intent? Thank You, E
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Re: Training with palette knife

Postby nigelartist » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:53 pm

I use toilet paper for smoothing clouds and getting a 'fluffy' outcome.

I think your work is a bit too minimalist. Nice colour usage though.
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Re: Training with palette knife

Postby chris22 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:19 pm

Thanks for the tip I think I will try that with the clouds, I fine painting with a knife is very fun and exciting because it gives you a lot of freedom, but at the same time can be very frustrating, the trees took a while but when I got it to the look I have I was very scared to keep going back and angle it differently but felt pleased with its current look.
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Re: Training with palette knife

Postby nigelartist » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:04 pm

Also, can you photograph your artwork such that the image fills the camera view point and has no peripheral surroundings?

Many thanks.

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Re: Training with palette knife

Postby nigelartist » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:06 pm

Why just palette knife? Why not use brushes too?
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