Thursday, August 05, 2010

Studio portrait: palette knife





















Paul Behnke stopped by the studio today. The ensuing conversation touched on many things art-related, including the items that painters tend to have around them for a long time.
I have a few things in my studio that I've had for a very long time, one of them being this palette knife. I've probably had this one for at least 20 years. The lumps are the build-up of acrylic paint over time. This is actually the second coating of paint that this palette knife has had. I peeled away most of the first coating maybe 11 years ago and let it go again.
The funny thing about this knife is that I don't use it in the application of paint to supports; I use it solely to mix paints.  
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