The Acrylic Painting Academy – Painting With A Knife

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"The Acrylic Painting Academy" is designed to provide beginner and intermediate artists with a complete learning experience on painting with acrylics through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.

Description: A look at using painting knifes to apply thick applications of color, resulting in an "impasto" surface and implied details.

Suggested Materials: Stretched canvas, acrylic paints (Titanium White, Sap Green, Indian Yellow Hue, Cerulean Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light), various painting knives, and a cloth.

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Next Module: Abstraction / Non-objective


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The Acrylic Painting Academy – Painting With A Knife — 5 Comments

  1. love the texture of knife painting. Have you tried a heavy texture, brush or knife, with gouache? Seems like it would work, thoughts?
    Ended up using this tutorial with pan pastels. Turned out nicely, put a field of wild irises in the dark area of foreground.
    As always, thanks for the superb lesson.

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