What Kind Of Paint?

Have you ever tried painting with a palette knife and got frustrated? Have you ever wondered how artists get that textured, layered look that shows brush strokes and knife marks?
I get a lot of questions from beginning artists about paint. It can be confusing! There’s so much to choose from in the art supply store.One thing beginner palette knife painters always ask me is what type of paint is best to use when they first start out. In this free lesson, I’ll give you all the info you need to know about paint! What kind works best with palette knives, and I’ll share my experience with craft paint vs. artist’s acrylic paint!

 

 

10 Responses

  1. Diona
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    I’m interested bout I’m unable to get into my email at all!

  2. Diona
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    Have always been interested in art since I was a child, but at 73 I’m finely getting into it. Suche a stress relief. My goals are to learn when best to a brush or the pallet while painting. I really want to paint something I can stand back and say to myself that is good, really good. My friends always say everything is good. Sometimes I think it is to be kind, because it doesn’t meat my approval. I can see it’s not that good. I wish I could paint something that when I stand back this is is it. And people will WOW that is really great for real. Is it understandable! That’s my dream!

    • Amanda Hilburn
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      Yes!! that totally make sense! Practice and determination will get you those results! You CAN do it and create art that you love. It just takes time and encouragement to keep going when you get frustrated.

  3. Kimberly Sanchez
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    I would love to learn more

  4. Kimberly Sanchez
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    I would love to learn more about palette painting

    • Amanda Hilburn
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      Great! I hope the lesson was helpful! I have several options for learning more here under classes, too!

  5. Mel
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    I would like to learn more!

    • Amanda Hilburn
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      Great! Have you looked at the options that I have for classes?

  6. Shirley Mac Lean
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    I have just begun trying my hand at painting ! I’m 70, and have never drawn or painted eve, and I have a slight shake on my right side which causes fine detail sometimes difficult. I am loving acrylic painting, and have painted pieces for my grandchildren so they’ll always have a little bit of me when I’m no longer here! I am loving my new found talent and know there is so much to learn.

    • Amanda Hilburn
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      I love that you are beginning to learn something new now! The great thing about loose and impressionistic painting is that you try to be a bit messy, so the slight shake on your right side will give your paintings even MORE uniqueness! I’m so happy you are here!