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Seascape Palette Knife Painting

Pre-Recorded Virtual Class with Carole Boller

Class information

Learn how to create dynamic textures with the versatile painting knife! The palette knife and painting knife are intriguing and expressive tools. Working in paint with a painting knife adds an element of texture and spontaneity to fine art that simply cannot be achieved with a paintbrush alone. This class addresses everything you want to know about painting with a knife, including how to use paint, as well as hand positions, paint mixing, and coverage techniques.

Materials Needed

Please have access to the following in order to complete this class: One 12×16 canvas panel and a set of paints in white, yellow, blue, red, orange, green, and violet. Any medium of paint may be used: acrylic, oil or watercolor.

Tools Needed

Two palette knifes in sizes 47 and 50. Two brushes, one inch and 1/2 inch and paper towels, turpentine.


$20.00 per student.

Please note

This class is pre-recorded and materials are not included. Each student will receive a unique log-in to view the course online. Classes can be watched at any time and do not expire. Students have the ability to tune-in multiple times to view the class at their leisure.

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Meet the Teacher

Carole Boller

Transformation is at the heart of Boller’s paintings. Each time she paints she approaches the canvas without baggage. Her concept for the piece begins without a preconceived attachment to what “should be” and lets the work evolve and communicate through shadows and color. Intrigued by light, she relies on the sensitivity of her eye and clarity of her memory to keep the scene alive as she intuitively reaches for opaque pigments that transform into translucent atmosphere when juxtaposed on canvas. When looking at one of her paintings, one partakes in the pleasure she surely felt in achieving her goal, and thus is also transformed by her vision. “Color is my day long obsession and joy. It washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

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