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Painting With A Knife!
Painting With A Knife!

The Theory
You all may have seen those old masterpieces – painted in impasto techniques with rich and bold use of thick coats of colours and you have wondered how on earth they could do that.
So lets take a peek in the old masters' tools and techniques.
Today we will talk about a less used traditional technique – painting with a knife. Though it's a second most famous technique but not much artists use this technique.
Painting with a knife results in excellent textures, helps in bold application of thick rich colours, and, gives a whole new different level and style to your paintings.
Painting knives are very useful in impasto technique – both in acrylics and oils. Besides interesting textures, this certain tool gives you more control over paint and opens up a lot of ways to experiment. In one sentence, painting with a knife brings up your painting styles at a new height.
So
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Painting With A Knife! (The Practical - 1)
Traditional Week
                Difficulty Level: ★★★✩✩
                In the last article, I talked about painting knives and the differences, and how to get accustomed with the technique. You may refresh the memory of the old lesson here Painting With A Knife!
Those were all the theories and tips. This time we will get to the actual thing — How to paint with a knife!

        The knife can be used in various ways in a painting — to apply paints or to give fine touches, straight lines and many more. But painting an entire piece with a knife is going to be much more hard. Yes, it is true that no tips or tricks can give you the "Easiest way to paint with a knife". There
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