Paint Landscapes with the Palette Knife

Create a layered, abstract landscape with the palette knife.

Palette Knife Painting

Painting the landscape with palette knife

Are you done fiddling around and painting too many details? Do you want to work BIG and play with thick layers of paint? And would you also like to apply those yummy colour transitions and try out different ways of texture?
This class is for you! You will learn how to paint an abstract landscape layer by layer with acrylic paint and the palette knife in the spotlights. Join me on a journey of discovery and have fun with new techniques!

Support when you get stuck

Each painting has its own unique process of creating, so has yours. Sometimes you come to a point where you don’t know how to proceed with your canvas. In the digital classroom you can ask your questions if you get stuck, you can give feedback to other students and you can proudly share your final results. Of course, I am also in the classroom to support you when necessary. Together, we bring out the best in each other.


This class includes:

  • More than 4 hours of video lessons in which you’ll learn the basic techniques for painting with the palette knife;
  • A bonus lesson: how to create trees with the palette knife;
  • Access to the private classroom of ‘Brave Art Academy’ where you can meet other students, share your results and share valuable feedback;
  • Start right away, unlimited access to the teaching materials;
  • The ability to watch the class at your pace, at the time you choose, as often as you want. You can watch it from your computer, but also from your tablet or phone. So you can also take this course while on holiday!

Price: USD 95

Soooo much fun, this class, for both beginners and advanced! Luz patiently explains the techniques you can use with the palette knife and you immediately participate in the exercises. After this you will be sketching some compositions. You will spend the second half of the class working on your canvas. Luz provides individual advice and tips. Regardless of whether you are young or old, experienced or a total beginner, everyone will have a beautiful painting to take home at the end of the course. I personally had a very pleasant and educational afternoon, with a very nice result.


Landschap - Werken met Paletmes - Sonja


Participant of the course 'Palette Knife Painting' in my studio

Small Pond in the Dunes - Wall - Luz Artworks 2024

Discover all the techniques in a playful way!

The class consists of two parts. In the first part you prepare yourself for ‘real’ painting in a playful way. During the Palette Knife Game you will learn the most important techniques you can use with the palette knife and when you can use them. You also make sketches for your composition and choose a colour palette.

Painting the landscape step by step

In the second part you follow my painting process, from the first layer of paint to the final details. How do you start? What do you do if you have made a mistake? What textures do you start with? What do you do if the colours don’t mix nicely? When is your canvas finished? I will teach you which three elements to focus on and I will reveal all the secrets of how to set up a landscape step by step!

Bonus lesson: Trees with the palette knife

In the bonus lesson you learn how to paint different types of trees with the palette knife. You will see that you can reproduce even the smallest details with the palette knife, although it will take some practice at first.

Small Pond in the Dunes - Wall - Luz Artworks 2024

What you will learn in this class

  • How to find inspiration for painting a landscape;
  • How to set up multiple compositions with charcoal;
  • Nine techniques with the palette knife and how to apply them in your work;
  • The secret of how to build a landscape step by step;
  • How to use texture in your work and use multiple layers of paint;
  • How to keep your colours pure while layering at the same time;
  • How to create a balanced yet exciting painting;
  • How to create clouds, bushes, trees and other details with the palette knife.

This class is for everyone!

In my studio, both experienced artists and complete beginners have participated in this class. It doesn’t have to be perfect; Everyone has their own pace and growth process. The class invites you to play, try new things and, above all, have fun painting.

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What you’ll get with this class

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Bonus lesson

With this class you get a bonus lesson in which you learn how to paint different types of trees with the palette knife. 

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Instant and unlimited access

This gives you the opportunity to watch the class at your own pace, whenever you want, as often as you want. You can view it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or smartphone in a browser.

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Your classroom

You will get immediate access to this class private classroom where you can meet other students, ask questions, share your results and receive valuable feedback on your work.

Materials you need for the class 'Palette Knife Painting'

For the Palette Knife Game

  • A large piece of paper (minimal A3), preferably coloured paper. You could also use carton.
  • A palette;
  • Acrylic paint;
  • Various palet knifes;
  • Kitchen tissues or towels to clean your palette knifes.

For drawing your composition sketches

  • A4-paper;
  • Charcoal;
  • An image viewer or passe-partout carton;
  • Images of landscapes out of artist’s books, magazines or newspapers or printed images from the internet.

For creating your painting

  • A substrate to work on; for example a canvas of a wood panel;
  • A roller or ink brayer for creating the first foundation. The roller I use is a seamless wallpaper roller, which you can find at the hardware store. I also love the ink brayer from Essdee.
  • Palette knives in different sizes and shapes. IMPORTANT: Make sure that palette knives are round and do not have sharp corners!
  • Acrylic paint in your favourite colours;
  • A palette;
  • Water tin, kitchen towels, baby tissues, etc.;
  • A hairdryer to dry your work in between stages;
  • An apron, table protection, old clothes.

About Instructor


Your art teacher: Luz Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010. Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme. “I am really thrilled by creating patterns. In a lot of my paintings you can see how I incorporate patterns. Also I use my paper patterns for art journaling and mixed-media pieces like angels..”

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Class Includes

  • 18 Lessons