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How Can You Use a Palette Knife with Pastel?

16 days ago   |   By Kem Studios

'Another Blue Sky Day' 16x20 pastel ©Karen Margulis available $325
I get on these kicks sometimes. I try something on a whim and I like the results....and the process. So I want to do more! I am on a texture kick this week. The one thing that is somewhat difficult to do with pastels is to create raised texture. Think palette knife paintings done with oil and acrylic. I love the look and feel of thick paint. It suits some subjects so well.
Thick texture is a challenge with pastels but there are some workarounds! Clear gesso is a simple way to get a bit of texture in your pastel paintings.
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