About palette knife Paintings: A palette painting or palette knife painting is a type of painting painted with palette knife. A palette knife is a blunt knife with an extremely flexible steel blade and no sharpened cutting edge. It is primarily used for mixing paint colors, paste, etc., or for marbling, decorative endpapers, etc. The "palette" in the name is a reference to an artist's palette which is used for mixing oil paints. Certain artistic techniques call for painting with a palette knife. Most of knife paintings are venice and mediterrannean. A palette is: a surface on which a painter mixes colour pigments. It may be made of wood, glass, plastic, ceramic tile or other inert material and can vary greatly in size and shape. The most commonly known type of painter's palette is made of thin wood board designed to be held in the artist's hand and rest on the artist's arm.
Art palette knife come primarily in two types:
* symmetric knife resembling a putty knife with a rounded tip, suited for mixing paints on the palette;
* asymmetric knife with a pointed tip, lowered or "cranked" like a trowel, suited for painting on canvas.
palette knife Painting Reproductions - Handmade Canvas Oil Paintings