palette knife

noun

Definition of palette knife

: a knife with usually a flexible steel blade and no cutting edge used to mix colors or to apply colors (as to a painting)

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Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, adding and subtracting thick and copious amounts of paint with a palette knife, found in Leon Golub’s work in the 1970s and ’80s, reveals the final piece of the puzzle. John Zotos, Dallas News, "Otis Jones, a Dallas artist with international acclaim, has latest work featured at Barry Whistler Gallery," 11 June 2020 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 The Globe chatted with Cross about her upcoming exhibit, love of portraiture, and palette knife skills. Chris Triunfo, BostonGlobe.com, "Mia Cross," 29 Aug. 2019 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019 Spinelli paints with music playing, capturing the energy of the 1960s and ’70s through multiple layers of paint applied in bold strokes with palette knives. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 2 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of palette knife

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Palette knife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palette%20knife. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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palette knife

noun

English Language Learners Definition of palette knife

: a knife that has a blade which bends easily and that is used by painters to mix colors and apply paint

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