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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Often executed with a palette knife, his paintings literally conveyed their messages in broad strokes. Vogue, "Remembering Michael Vollbracht, A Designer Whose Vision Was Honed at the Movies," 12 June 2018 After the demonstration, there will be a workshop in oils using palette knives from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop is open to both beginners and advanced painters, members and nonmembers. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Assistance League lines up support for community...," 14 Feb. 2018 Some of these—cake-icing-thick—are painted with a palette knife and heavily impastoed, proof that Cézanne was among the original expressionists. Lance Esplund, WSJ, "Cézanne’s Colorful Coterie," 28 Mar. 2018 She's been applying that paint with a palette knife, giving these works a three-dimension texture. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dorn Richards transforms humble mop heads into paintings and sculpture," 11 Jan. 2018 In each frame, the team of artists mimicked the thick layers of oil paint that Vincent mixed on his canvases with his palette knife and hands through a technique called impasto. Jackie Mansky, Smithsonian, "How the Creators of Loving Vincent Brought the First Fully Painted Animated Film to Life," 20 Feb. 2018 The meeting will include a critique for members’ paintings (one piece per person) from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., followed by artist Karen Tarlton demonstrating a painting in oil applied with palette knives. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Assistance League lines up support for community...," 14 Feb. 2018 Then, using a palette knife, spread it all around to make beautiful, colorful swirls. Lauren Matthews, Country Living, "You're Going to Love This Magical Easter Unicorn Bark Recipe," 8 Feb. 2018

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1760, in the meaning defined above

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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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