Palette knife

A flat, flexible metal knife designed for mixing pigments with painting medium. Palette knives are also used instead of brushes for applying paint thickly to a surface or for scraping it off. (see also impasto).

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William Hogarth, by William Hogarth, 1758 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Hogarth
by William Hogarth
1758
NPG 289

Richard Westmacott, by John Partridge, 1825 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Richard Westmacott
by John Partridge
1825
NPG 3944(4)

Sandra Blow, by Ida Kar, 1955 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sandra Blow
by Ida Kar
1955
NPG x31618

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