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Video:Quick Tip: Use a Palette Knife

with Marco Cutrone

A palette knife can be used to mix paints or apply paints directly to the canvas when painting. In this About.com video, learn how to use a palette knife for your next masterpiece.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tip: Use a Palette Knife

Hi, I'm Marco Cutrone from Marco Cutrone Fine Arts. I'm a realist painter. I'm here for About.com, and today I'm going to give you a few quick tips on how to use a palette knife. 

What is a Palette Knife?

A palette knife is really handy to have in repertoire of tools. It can be used for mixing paints and it can be used to apply paints directly to a canvas and other painting surfaces. Using a palette knife to mix paint will help you extend the life of your paint brushes.

How does a Palette Knife Work?

The palette knife will allow you to divide up paints in a clean, accurate way. It can also help you to precisely cut and mix colors. A palette knife can also make some very interesting marks on your painting surface. You can get different effects by holding your palette knife in different ways. A palette knife is a fun tool to experiment with.

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