Palette Knife Portrait Painting by Jack Mason
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Jack Mason: Palette Knife Artist

Jack is a palette knife painter based in Germany. Originally from the UK, he moved to Germany in 2012 with his girlfriend (now wife). At this time he was a geologist and working as an earthquake researcher in academia. He had always been a hobby artist, and after a career break to be the main caregiver for his small children his passion for art was too strong to go back to a job in geology. In 2020 Jack became a full-time artist, dedicating his time to an art career.

In his work he applies thick acrylic paint to large canvases using palette knives. His subject matter varies but he finds himself drawn to portraits the most. Capturing the contours of a face and the reflected light using bold knife strokes allows the expressed emotion to be revealed, whilst also providing a slightly abstract element. This is particularly evident when his paintings are viewed up-close. Take a step back and the abstract shapes coalesce and the form of the piece is revealed.

Applying multiple layers of acrylic using palette knives allows for the development of texture and depth which are both evident in his work. Spontaneity plays a large part in his process. He always has a rough idea of how the piece will look, but this changes and develops during the painting process. This method allows Jack to create colourful, vibrant and unique artworks. Jack is also keen on music and has created several portraits of his musical heroes using his palette knife technique. ~ You can find out more by visiting his website: www.jackmasonart.com

Palette knife paintings by Jack Mason“Daydream” Acrylic on canvas, Painted with palette knives, 90cm x 90cm.

Knife painting techniques by Jack Mason“One touch” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 90x90cm.

palette knife portrait artist Jack Mason“Jimi” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 100cm x 80cm

Palette knife painter Jack Mason

“Out of sight” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 90x90cm

Palette knife portrait artist Jack Mason“Soul Rebel” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 100x70cm.

Tiger knife painting by Jack Mason“Tiger” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 90x90cm.

Acrylic palette knife portrait by Jack Mason“Unmasked” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 90x90cm.

Acrylic knife portrait by Jack Mason“Velvet Kiss” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 90x90cm.

Acrylic knife portrait by Jack Mason“Ziggy” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 70x50cm.

Portrait Palette knife by Jack Mason“Deepest blue” Acrylic on canvas, painted with palette knives, 80cm x 60cm.

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