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Dima
01-30-2001, 12:53 AM
70x55cm

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Dick

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Dima
02-26-2001, 09:45 AM
Thought I had only 3 acrylics with knife, but I found another one:

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Dick

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vonorloff
02-26-2001, 10:33 AM
Pretty cool...thanks for posting these. Your Amsterdam Canal scene inspired me to try acrylics with palette knife on a house-scape. It's almost finished now. Maybe I'll post it.

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LarrySeiler
02-26-2001, 07:47 PM
mix some color, dab it on...swipe the blade clean with a quick flash of the free hand, dip into another color. What could be quicker? What could be cheaper than assembling the best brushes?

Nice work Dick...!!

Here is one I'm working on currently, a 22" x 28" acrylic...about 2/3's finished. I'd say about 80% has been painted with my 1-1/4" diamond shaped painting knife.

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Larry



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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do!" Edgar Degas

carly
02-27-2001, 12:09 AM
One thing I've noticed when I paint with acrylics and my palette knife...is that the paint dries shinier and doesn't flatten out like acrylics painted with the brush. Have any of you noticed that with your acrylics...and why do you think it happens?

Is it because we overwork the paint when we brush it on?
carly

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"Everything is not art and Art is not everything, but it comes close."....carly

vonorloff
02-27-2001, 11:04 AM
Originally posted by carly:
One thing I've noticed when I paint with acrylics and my palette knife...is that the paint dries shinier and doesn't flatten out like acrylics painted with the brush. Have any of you noticed that with your acrylics...and why do you think it happens?

Is it because we overwork the paint when we brush it on?
carly



Yes Carly, I think that's it. The same thing also seems to result with oil paints and palette knives. The colors stay more vibrant. And the impasto casts its own tiny shadows, further deepening the color resonance and sense of depth.

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vonorloff
02-27-2001, 11:08 AM
Dick and Larry
Nice work guys...aint this great...working and comparing notes like this?
Here's my first 'landscape' ... I call it a 'house scape' ... done entirely in acrylics with palette knife. It's two feet by three feet in size.
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LarrySeiler
02-27-2001, 04:14 PM
I like it Von..! Very cool...

Colors strike me well! Very emotional....

as to paint looking shiny....

I am certainly not against brushes, not a purest for technique. My thing is what works best for what I need to accomplish. However...brushes leave their impression in the paint on the canvas, small minute impressions of a bristle. A minature little crater, next to another and another. Light in the room shines across this brushstroke, and little shadows inside each minauture impression or ridge appears. From a distance, these shadows work to tone down the color.

If one wishes a color to appear especially brighter..a flat impression of a knife leaves no such impressions, thus the color is seen for what it is.

Of course ridges, impressions, etc., can be made on purpose.

One reason a final varnish makes some oils appear brighter, is that the varnish fills in small impressions and smooths it out some, thus light reflects off rather than creates shadows.

Larry

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"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do!" Edgar Degas

Dima
02-28-2001, 05:02 PM
Great VonOrloff,
I love this sort of image and especially the light green/turquoise in the sky is wonderfully lighting up the sky and making it colourfull.
You've found yourself some way to paint.

Carly, like VonOrloff said you will notice this difference between knife and brush also in oils. And Larry just gave the answer to the why of it; if you were to see the different surfaces through a microscope you would see a rather to total flat surface where the knife was applied causing the light to reflect in a different manner.

And Larry, would you care to tell us about your 1-1/4 diamond shaped painting-knife.
I gathered earlier on that you make them yourself and wondered how.

Dick



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diphascon
03-01-2001, 05:53 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by carly:
[B]One thing I've noticed when I paint with acrylics and my palette knife...is that the paint dries shinier and doesn't flatten out like acrylics painted with the brush. Have any of you noticed that with your acrylics...and why do you think it happens?

I'v noticed sth similar when mixing acrylics with considerable amounts of water. Maybe the paint tends to unmix and form a smooth epidermis poor in pigments, which might not occur in the thin, heavily worked layers that are typically applied via brush.

btw: hi tere! martin http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif