Textured Art: Palette Knife and Impasto Painting Techniques in Acrylic

A fresh new guide to palette knife painting for artists, featuring step-by-step tutorials for a range of different subjects using a variety of different techniques.

Learn how to paint using impasto and other thick paint techniques to create striking art for your home. Author and artist, Melissa McKinnon, explains how to work with thick paint using brushes, palette knives and her fingers, to create painterly art that expresses your creativity. There is a detailed look at all the essential tools and materials, including instructions for how to add thickening mediums to paint. 

Guided exercises in mark making and experimenting with different tools and materials are included, so that you can explore everything that this medium has to offer and create truly original compositions you can be proud of. The four key painting techniques used by the author including blending, creating texture, the direct paint method and impressionist brush painting techniques, are explained with step-by-step instructions and photography so that you can try each style.

As well as the key painting techniques and tools and materials advice, Melissa explains how to prepare canvases for a new artwork depending on the subject matter and composition.

Melissa McKinnon is a Canadian artist specialising in textured art. Her work celebrates colour, texture and movement with layers of thick, vibrant paint. Melissa's work is inspired by nature and features oceans, florals, mountains and trees in both representational and abstract styles. 



  • Softcover book

  • Includes photographs, step-by-step tutorials and index

  • 128 pages

  • Dimensions: 22 x 28 x 2 cm


Barcode # 9781446309377
Brand Peribo Books
Shipping Weight 0.5730kg
Shipping Width 0.280m
Shipping Height 0.010m
Shipping Length 0.220m
Shipping Cubic 0.000616000m3

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