Exploring the Palette Knife – Blowing Rock, June 2023

Exploring the Palette Knife 2023

BRAHM – Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

June 28, 29 & 30, 2023; 9:30-4:30 – $315 public; $290 Museum Members


159 Ginny Stevens Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 

info@blowingrockmuseum.org     828-295-9099

Join us for a three-day workshop exploring the use of the palette knife in your
painting. The knife can add a looseness and freedom to your paintings. Some of
the advantages of the palette knife besides mixing paint:
-Easy to clean
-Great for texture and clean color
-The edge creates great lines, trees, etc.
-You can paint over wet layers without the paint mixing like a brush
You can explore a whole painting with only a knife, or use the knife only for

Day one will include an introduction to the knife and the limited palette we’ll use. Together we’ll do color charts and become familiar with the limited palette and our knives. Later we’ll do a small landscape or still life – 5×7, 6×8 or 8×10 to start using the knife and the color palette.
Day Two we’ll start a landscape from a photo. I’ll bring some reference photos,
but if you have one that you’d like to paint feel free to bring it!
Day Three we’ll do a more elaborate still life from life.

Hope you can join us!!! Feel free to email me with any questions! robinwellner@yahoo.com