palette knife

Definitions

  • Palette Knife
    Palette Knife
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n palette knife a spatula used by artists for mixing or applying or scraping off oil paints
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Palette knife a knife with a very flexible steel blade and no cutting edge, rounded at the end, used by painters to mix colors on the grinding slab or palette.
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Usage

In literature:

Yes, it was for the long palette-knife, with its thin blade of lithe steel.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
I snatched up my palette-knife and held it against him.
"The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
The knife is a palette-knife; the pencil a Winsor and Newton, and a B B B at that.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
She took a palette-knife and scraped, following each stroke with the wet duster.
"The Light That Failed" by Rudyard Kipling
With a swift movement Garstin got hold of a palette knife, sprang at the sketch of Arabian, and ripped up the canvas from top to bottom.
"December Love" by Robert Hichens
With the handle of a palette-knife he stirred the crumbs and milk together and stepped back as she thrust her nose into the mess.
"The King in Yellow" by Robert W. Chambers
A large palette knife is as good in the kitchen as in the studio.
"Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918)" by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
What has been said with regard to Rembrandt laying on his colours with the palette-knife, is very much exaggerated.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
A glass palette, palette knife, and some fine brushes complete the list.
"A Color Notation" by Albert H. Munsell
Yes, it was for the long palette-knife, with its thin blade of lithe steel.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
I noticed that the palette-knife trembled in his hand.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Then, when you have to add more to that, clean that place with the palette-knife before squeezing out the new color.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
The knife is a palette-knife; the pencil a Winsor and Newton, and a B B B at that.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Use the palette knife to unite and smooth the color, efface with the knife the traces of the brush.
"Artists Past and Present" by Elisabeth Luther Cary
The candy-maker should appreciate the palette knife.
"Candy-Making Revolutionized" by Mary Elizabeth Hall
He had destroyed the whole of his work, and removed every trace of it with the palette-knife.
"Autobiographical Reminiscences with Family Letters and Notes on Music" by Charles Gounod
Billy used that tap when he washed his brushes; he was looking for his palette-knife now.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
With coarse clay, a fine surface can be imparted with a flexible broad palette knife.
"Pottery, for Artists Craftsmen & Teachers" by George J. Cox
Do not have the sand wet and water soaked, for it will not yield so readily to the palette knife.
"Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting" by William T. Hornaday
The grinding of the pigment with the mucilage is easily done on a stone slab with a palette knife.
"The Barnet Book of Photography" by Various
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In news:

Vutec Adds Palette Knife Artist Behrens to Its ArtScreen Offerings.
Lunares' line includes a palette with paintbrush-inspired knife for serving cheese.
Palette-knife painter Carol Swinney renders the western landscapes that she calls home.
Palette knife or plastic knife.
Run a palette or rounded butter knife around the inside edge of the cake tin and carefully turn the cake out onto a cooling rack.
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