Susan Bryan
Palette Knife Artist

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Susan Bryan

 is a self taught Montanan artist.  She creates an interesting effect by stacking and carving the oil paint with varied shapes of palette knives.  Her work comes to life with layers and layers of color. 

"The color will draw you in, the texture will make you want to touch. If this is the case, I have accomplished what I have set out to do as an artist." 

Palette knives are used in a tecnique called impasto. In English, the borrowed Italian word impasto most commonly refers to a technique used in paintiing, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thickly enough that the  palette knife strokes are visible.  When dry, impasto provides texture, the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.

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