Tips To Do Oil Painting Without Paint Brush

In addition to a paint brush, different types of tools are used to paint an oil painting. Brushes are no longer indispensable for painting as many artists choose to use different mediums to create art. Various devices such as palette knives, stencils, rags and sponges can also be used to paint and express artistic creativity.

The palette knife is one of the most commonly used devices for mixing oil paints. It is widely used by artists to create a smooth and consistent medium of paint. Apart from being used as a mixing tool, it is also used for painting. It is also known to be one of the most traditional painting devices used for oil painting.

Paint Brush

Paint Brush

Palette knives are available in a huge range of sizes and shapes. It is also available in plastic material. These knives need to be chosen according to the type of usage. Artists use different types of palette knives to paint as each knife produces dissimilar effects. Big knives are often chosen to load the paint onto the surfaces. Expert artists use a wide range of knives to paint different types of paintings. Today a variety of palette knives are made available through online stores at various price rates. Although different types of paint brushes are available and used for painting, some artists prefer to use palette knives for oil painting.

paint brush

paint brush

Some artists use sponge, rags and fingers instead of a paint brush to paint exclusive paintings and modern art. Professional artist can paint an entire painting with the use of rags and sponges without the use of any type of brushes. Fingers can be used for background painting. However, the use of fingers for oil painting can be quite unhealthy as it can affect the skin adversely.

Stencils are another popular tool used by artists to obtain similar shapes and effects. It is considered to be a useful tool as it can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Stencil kits are also made available through many of the online stores at various price rates. However, it is essential to choose the right kit for best results.


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