I love painting small quick paintings. In this video you get a chance to see how I paint a small pear using simple palette knife painting techniques using acrylic paint. I used bold colors for my pear. I did not use an actual still life for this lesson. I am familiar with the shape of a pear so I know where to add light and dark areas on a pear.
Materials: 6×6 masonite board, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue, Soft Grip Painting Knife , Cadmium Yellow, Turquoise and Beige
A few weeks back I created a series of paintings for a new course and for the Academy. All the tutorials focused on a particular color scheme using grey, turquoise, white and black. It’s a pretty cool color scheme when you see the finished piece all put together. In this video I wanted to show you how I use a palette knife to paint sunflowers in a vase. Like I said the color scheme is a little different once you see the finished product but I know you will be inspired. Click the video below to watch this small clip.
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For the past few years I have been painting small 4X6 paintings of jazz musicians to sell as small impulse gifts while attending local art shows. Guys, in this video I will show you how I used the palette knife to paint in small areas without distorting the image. The main take away from the video is using the tip of the palette knife when painting a small painting.
Also, one way to improve your skills is to do small quick paintings like the 4×6 jazz painting in the video. Small sizes are less intimidating and easy to gesso over if you mess up.