In the arsenal of the artists have two similar tools: trowel and spatula.If the oil is first mixed in the palette, the second is applied, or conversely, the paint is scraped off with a canvas.You can distinguish them on the curved handle that allows the artist to paint with a palette knife , without touching his hand to the canvas.Usually a flat spatula.
Prime the canvas and allow it to dry.If necessary, apply a sketch of the future work of slate pencils.
Write the main areas of oil painting with a brush.If you're still life, try to paint the background with the palette knife, using its flat side.
Mix palette large amount of oil paint, so it can be applied voluminous brushstrokes, stands out from the texture of the canvas.If you make a stylized impressioni
st style, use a clean bright color.
Take a sufficient amount of paint palette knife tip.Apply the paint on the canvas and smear it on the surface, creating a background for a still life.Work palette knife like a spatula when plastered walls.Thus the creation of the background will be completed much faster than if you were working with a brush.However, this technique does not allow the spatula to create a play of colors: the background will be monotonous and mono-pattern.In order to diversify it, mix shades of the base color background.To show folds in drapery or play of color and shade, use the basic color, adding to it the light and dark shades, diversify its other vivid colors.
Get away from the picture and look at it from afar.This will allow you to understand where, in terms of composition, it is necessary to apply additional colored draperies and doing volumes.Draw folds on the fabric by using a palette knife need sides.Put a bunch of paint on canvas palette knife edge or tip and gently align it with the flat side of the tool.Create the effect of bending the fabric is not only color, but also to act upon application of paint.
Use the palette knife to create three-dimensional emphasis on the subjects of still life.Apply the paint with the tool tip, putting its flat side to the canvas.This will leave the edge of the blade angular texture implies that the subject of delicate and expressive, slightly sharp.
To show the volume, for example, rose thorns, apply paint palette knife tip, raising the blade up.Painting is like reaching for your hand, leaving traces of volume elongated.
Play with the texture of the remaining items.Apply the paint quickly, moving his hand vigorously.See how spatula listens to your movements, some bizarre forms leaves the paint on the canvas.If somewhere you have done extra volume, scrape paint palette knife edge.