Oil Painting Techniques

Learn How to Create Dynamic Textures With the Versatile Painting Knife

By William Powell
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781560101260, 64pp.)

Publication Date: January 1990

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Description

The palette knife and painting knife are intriguing and expressive tools. Working in oil with a painting knife adds an element of texture and spontaneity to fine art that simply cannot be achieved with a paintbrush alone. Oil Painting Techniques addresses everything you want to know about painting with a knife, including the materials you will need to get started, as well as hand positions, paint mixing, and coverage techniques. Follow step-by-step instructions to create different textures and master numerous applications: thick and thin coverage, dot and sidestrokes, and much more. From painting thickly impasto style to using your knife to scrape away lines of paint, itÆs all right here in this comprehensive guide!




About the Author

Recognized as one of America's foremost colorists, William F. Powell has taught art classes and workshops for 35 years in various art media. Today he is an extremely popular author, and he attracts more admirers each year with the numerous titles he has produced for Walter Foster Publishing, including Color Mixing Recipes, which he originally conceptualized, designed, and illustrated himself.

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