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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 24 July 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219699
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 360
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £16.99
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Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics


Projects, techniques & inspiration to get you started by Tim Fisher (Author)

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Book Description

Add vibrancy and texture to your acrylic paintings!

Perfect for those new to palette knife painting, Tim Fisher's inspirational guide is the ideal introduction, combining clear instructions and step-by-step photographs with aspirational paintings.

Palette knives for painting come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, and can be used in a variety of ways, at different angles, to apply acrylic paint thickly and freely for rich, textural results.

Discover the range of techniques you can try, and marks you can make from delicate dots to thick slabs of colour; then progress to a series of eight projects, from a simple yet effective row of bold, blocky beach huts, right through to a challenging yet incredibly satisfying and striking sunset scene of Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland, painted on a black background for huge visual impact.

Use your palette knives alongside traditional paintbrushes to introduce texture and dimension into your paintings, and discover how to combine classic painting techniques with mixed-media and collage featuring found objects.

Table of Contents

Introduction A brief history of the palette knife Tools: the knives Materials: the paints My palette Additives and mediums Surfaces Other items Brushes My workspace Basic techniques: holding the knife Loading the knife and making a stroke Working with the shapes of the knives: mark-making Care for your knives Ways of mixing The importance of sketching The Projects: Beach Huts Summer Meadow Big Rock Splash Winter Woodland Salty Seaside Lobster Taking it further: Barges on the Blackwater Alpine Pinkweeds Bamburgh Sunset

About the Author

About Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher was born in Leicestershire, UK, and has had a lifelong interest in art. He is well known for his love of colour and experimentation and works in a wide range of mediums. Many of his paintings have been produced as fine art prints and cards. Tim is a regular contributor to the 'Leisure Painter' magazine. He also runs workshops and painting holidays as well as demonstrating to art groups throughout the UK.


Follow Tim on Instagram @timfisherartist


Customer Review

It is well written, the text is clear and dark enough to read easily. Tim explains the tools and processes very well I like that all the equipment photographed is obviously his own. It has inspired me to dig out my few palette knives and have a go.

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