Rolling Up the Carpet #9 (WIP 1)

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“Rolling Up the Carpet” is the name I give for paintings of hay bails, although the sky is always of big interest to me in pictures of the plains. From our house we have a wide open view of the Southern sky. I’m especially watchful when thunderheads are developing.
8×10″ stretched canvas with gallery edges.

A Kind of Palette Knife

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I played with a new tool today! It falls between a palette knife and a brush. They are most similar to painting with a spatchella. They are called Mini Blades. They have a little bit of a lighter touch than a palette knife.

I’m satisfied with the outcome, but look forward to practicing with them more and doing a bigger painting. A nice heavy bodied paint is best.

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They’re used like a palette knife, but have more give. Apply or move paint from the top, side, and back of the blade. The edge is not actually like a blade it’s very blunt and flexible.

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The full name of the product is Princeton Catalyst Mini Blades. Dick Blick sells them.
If you are interested in palette knife painting, I highly reccomend them.