a short journey with a painting knife

a short journey with a painting knife


Titanium White add Yellow Ochre a small amount of phtalo blue more white some colours stay on the knife and combine over the surface less paint is on the knife to indicate less light reaching the shadow areas white and yellow ochre for the rocks
with a
smudge with fingers to shape and form white again for the water area adding French ultramarine blue to show a cool temperature to the water the same treatment for the rock walls with very little paint note the hand movement going away from the light source final details with a little phtalo blue this painting knife demonstration was performed in real time, thanks for watching

87 Comments

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thanks for your positive comments I have just past my fifteen year last week as an art teacher although I prefer to describe myself as a guide, if I can do one good thing in art for someone each day, month or year my goal has been empowered, keep on painting, drawing or just make a mark it's all expression, all the best

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you for describing what you see the way you do, everyone sees all things differently, the painting was done in real originally to the music of Leonard Cohen, but I didn't wish to infringe on copyright so the music is my own, if you can get hold of "everybody knows" and play it with my sound track turned off the painting will have a totally different effect, take care, regards, luckeepeet

  • Buddy McCue says:

    Good knife work. Which Leonard Cohen song did you originally use, if you don't mind my asking?

    I sent you a video response of me painting in stop-action, stroke click stroke click style. I hope you look at it, and if you do, I hope you like it. I bet you're a hell of an art teacher.

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thanks for the nice comment, I used Leonard Cohen's "Everybody Knows" I played it while I was painting, my painting strokes were in time to the music, I watched your video and I like it a lot, regards, LUCKEEPEET

  • Igor Irianto says:

    Fascinating.
    I'm kinda new on palette knife painting,
    and just yesterday I accidentally found a book describing about it, and really got me into it. So I bought one home and tried it almost rightaway.
    Gosh! It's so much harder than what it looks like…
    Nice painting btw ;D *thumb up*

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    hi, thanks for the comment, my advice regarding using a painting knife is to use it in a similar way to a table knife when you are applying spreads etc. everyone knows how to do that and then try variations on the technique, the rest is lots of practice, perserverence pays, all the best, luckeepeet

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    hi UsedDoor, thanks for the comment, keep trying, once you get more confidence you will be OK, regards, luckeepeet

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi Hockey5745, Thanks for the comment, painting knives are sooooooooooooo! easy to clean to change colours, you can adjust your painting pace to suit the music and enjoy it, cheers, luckeepeet

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi artsski, Thanks for looking, as for high resolution jpg. you could try a google search or just use good clear photos as I do and change the image into an amazing knife painting, I don't try and copy I use the image for inspiration and let the painting develope that way, hope this helps, let me know how it goes, all the best, luckeepeet

  • NG B says:

    Your use of a knife is amazing. You make it look so easy and definately make your viewers want to try this technique. I'm new to working with acrylics, so I definately appreciate your video. Thank you!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi NolaGB Thanks for the nice words, it is simply practice and then more practice and it will work fine with acrylics, regards, Peter

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi, The painting was on mdf board painted with flat black acrylic paint, you could do the same with canvas, hope this helps, cheers, luckeepeet

  • Joseph Childs says:

    Fun video to watch! To honest though, I went "Noooooo!" when you did the final smear

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi Dhoby Walla, Please be my guest, if you wish to use this as an excercise, the colours I used were – Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Phtalo Blue, French Ultramarine Blue, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi artsy712, Thanks for the encouraging words, I am glad you like my work, all the best, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Ii is Oil, — luckeepeet

  • Cr3ativity says:

    That is amazing. At first I tried to figure out why paint a canvas completely BLACK? It all made sense after you finished the cave painting. Pretty neat.

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thanks Cr3ativity, The black part of the board becomes the shadow area as the work progresses, glad you like it, cheers, Pete

  • mawnyz1 says:

    Just beautiful!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    the reason the pinky is up is because I almost cut my finger off on a power saw when I was very young and the joint of the finger knitted through as it healed making my finger permanently stiff, regards, Pete

  • Ed Ivanov says:

    super

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    You can, be patient and take note of your surroundings and also let music inspire you, it will happen, regards, Pete

  • Jeramie James says:

    I wish I could paint that fast. I need to go to school and practice some speed painting. Great work!

  • twinket76 says:

    Great knife work! I enjoy the contrast from the black underpainting, I use that a lot in my own paintings.

  • Annie Lemay says:

    Excellent knife work!

  • Adam Snow says:

    Wow! Amazing work. The colors that you achieve are stunning. This video makes me wish I could paint with a palette knife knife. Right now, I've only done limited work with brushes. Keep up the good work.

  • LottaTroublemaker says:

    I could almost feel my cold feet and smell the smell of an old, dark and scary cave (while also feeling the joy that I could see light, "almost out") as the painting progressed… Beautiful painting!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @MsPlantBuddy
    Hi, I used my fingers because it's easy to manipulate paint with them and there is a wonderful tactile feel to smooth wet paint, ask any child, cheers, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @carolfans
    Hi, It's only practice and more practice, that will give you the confidence you are looking for, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @beyzasmum
    Hi, Keep trying and you will feel the flat part of the blade sliding smoothly over the surface, if you feel any grating or roughness then you need to adjust the angle that you are using when holding the knife, I hope this helps, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @celtcrazy
    Hi, Thanks for the positive comments, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @anniejlemay
    Thank you, cheers, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @LottaTroublemaker
    thank you, regards, Pete

  • Gail Brown says:

    This is awesome!

  • Gail Brown says:

    Awesome!

  • susana v.tarazaga says:

    SIMPLEMENTE GENIAL……. mil gracias por compartir. Comenzare a practicar, pero creo que se necesita algo mas que espatula y color….SER VISIONARIO.
    Su

  • susana v.tarazaga says:

    SIMPLEMENTE GENIAL……. mil gracias por compartir. Comenzare a practicar, pero creo que se necesita algo mas que cuchillo y color….SER VISIONARIO del objetivo final
    Su

  • Weroni says:

    love it. there is nothing more to say… because it's like wow!

  • Weroni says:

    what about the usage of the oils? Because it seems you really need a lot for this techinque…just asking, wanna try something new, thx;)

  • Deveny Elaina says:

    obviously those people who are dissing your painting have no creativity and no imagination to see that that was obviously a landscape. they are so close minded to traditional ways of painting that they don't see the amazing thought process of your masterpiece. they think because it didn't take as long as others and wasn't as detailed that it still isn't a masterpiece. ignore the haterrss hahaha<3

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you for your kind comments, everyone is entitled to their opinion, like all art, like all things, you can't please everyone, I really appreciate the positive ones, all the best,
    Pete
    ps. I won't delete the negative comments, I have more class than that!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, regards, Pete

  • Cheryl Todd says:

    Great cave. I liked watching it come together. Thanks for sharing.

  • izemfouzia says:

    magnifique!!!!

  • izemfouzia says:

    C'est très intéressant !!!!ET C'EST MAGNIFIQUE !

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @izemfouzia Merci beaucoup! Bon regardes, Pierre

  • Alan Nikolai Stratmann says:

    What a fucking piece of shit! Que Mierda!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @lorax121323 Thank you for your kind words, I hope your life improves

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    @izemfouzia Merci!

  • Myroslava Moroz says:

    I like it! give a feeling you are sitting in the cave, and world is somewhere there….I am starting to pain palette knife. Could you please say, you paint first with black canvas and after start to paint on wet? and what is a mix of white, which brings so much light reflection? Thank you.

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    I painted this work on an MDF board that was primed with a flat black undercoat, the white I used was Titanium White oil paint that can be purchased from most Art Stores, it was a wet on wet technique, I hope this helps, regards,

  • Shannon Johnson says:

    WOW!!!!Very Van Gogh with the technique:)

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, you put this in very illustrious company, when I began art as an art student, a long time ago , Vincent Van Gogh and Toulouse Lautrec were my inspirations, regards, Peter

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi, Thanks for the comment, I paint a fla† black undercoat first and then I use colour over the top with the knife, the white is Monte Marte white oil colour, it isn't very expensive, I hope this helps, regards, Pete

  • Luz Angelica Chilito Bolaños says:

    ME ENCANTA, ME ENCANTA, NO TIENE CARRETA, O LENGUAJE, ES COMO SI LA PINTURA FUESE UN LENGUAJE, UNIVERSAL…..ADEMAS NO COPIA, SOLO VA CREANDO
    EN TAN POCOS MINUTOS…COMO VEO MAS SOBRE EL MISMO TEMA, O SEA ROKAS

  • Amber Callister says:

    Esto es increíble! Yo soy un pintor de mí mismo y esto sólo me inspira a hacerlo mejor! Gracias por compartir tu talento increíble

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Gracias,

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Hi, I paint on a prepainted black board then I use Titanium White oil colour straight from the tube, I hope this helps, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, plenty of practice will bring you good results, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, regards, Peter

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    You must have a smart dog, maybe it could teach you something as well, good manners would be a start,

  • Linds GOTTS says:

    beautiful! that violent silence person probably didnt know what it was lol! i love this!

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    I welcome honest opinions and thank you for yours, as is your right to comment, you may have noticed that there are a great many who do not agree with you and I welcome their comments also, please give your dog a pat for me, regards, Peter

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you for the appreciation, your gracious comments are very welcome, regards, Peter

  • Arman Ray Avena says:

    for me, it's hard to paint with a black background. hehe. nice work! 🙂

  • STER Gaming says:

    Dude, don't mind the haters. Whatever you're doing keep it up. Cheers man. 🙂

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thanks man, it's friends like you that make what I am doing worthwhile, cheers, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    That's exactly correct, thanks, cheers, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    After awhile it is a lot easier than on a white background, the colours show as more accurate, keep trying for a little longer to see how it goes, a lot of pastel artists work on a very dark background with stunning results, I hope this helps, cheers, Pete

  • STER Gaming says:

    You're welcome man, everyone deserves to be appreciated for all the trouble they have to put up with. 🙂

  • ASMR By Design says:

    I love this painting! Lots of inspiration in this video, thank you so much for taking the time to upload it.

  • ASMR By Design says:

    By the way, as you probably know, the haters are a vocal minority which is usually the case. If they could do "better," they'd be off painting right now instead of randomly shitting on peoples' work. 165 likes vs. 17 dislikes (as of the time of this comment) tells the story pretty well 🙂

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you for your gracious comments, taking the time to say what you feel about my art is most appreciated, you obviously have an artists – eye, all the best, regards, Pete

  • abrown244 says:

    People can be so ignorant… anyways i enjoyed your are

  • abrown244 says:

    Enjoyed your art, i got the impression of a cave with light coming in

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, for your comments, regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Yes, that is exactly what it is, all the best, Pete

  • R.M. S. says:

    The video it is very inspiriting!!!

  • Jozef Melckenbeeck says:

    I see fish everywere, did you do that on purpose?

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thank you, I am glad it does, kind regards, Pete

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    Thanks for the comment, paintings can be a little like cloud formations, we see forms, shapes and objects in them that others do not. Sometimes the artist does this with intention and sometimes does not. Did I? maybe, maybe not, the main purpose is that you, the viewer receives an enjoyable experience from looking at art works and arriving at your own conclusion, there should always be a little mystery, life would be boring otherwise, regards, Pete

  • 55sarajevo says:

    skimble-skamble

  • LUCKEEPEET says:

    thanks?

  • just a bean says:

    This is cool! ;D

  • Conform or be Cast Out says:

    when people put demeaning remarks for your work it just shows immaturity in understanding art. not every picture is supposed to clear and concise. that's why it is called abstract. what we see should incourage our brain to find an interpretation instead of not trying at all. I myself found all kinds of stories in this work. Thanks for your talent and sharing it with us.

  • Ann Heineck says:

    beautifully illustrated! I love the warm and cool colors melting together in a simple fashion yet they are so strong to the eye! LOVELY work!! TY for the demo 🙂 Happy day to you!

  • BMW Steve says:

    Fantastic talent you have, well done I wish I could paint like that!!!
    Thank you for sharing the Video
    Cheers Steve

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