Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Daily Painting 1443 Life in the Savannas Miniature oil painting
I just was asked the difference between a palette knife and a painting knife. The palette knife has a wider and longer blade, its used to clean off a palette and to mix paint. A painting knife can be lots of different shapes, its used to paint with. You can paint with a palette knife and clean with a painting knife though.
People ask me fairly often if I used my palette to paint with. No. That would be hard. I guess you could use it as sort of a shovel to paint a very large painting. I would never tell somebody they can't paint a certain way.
The painting is 4 x 6 inches, oil on masonite.