Knife Painter Francoise Nielly.
Today we take a look at the paintings of French artist Françoise Nielly. Nielly’s colorful portraits, created using thick strokes of oil on canvas, are based off simple black and white photographs. According to her bio, Nielly ‘takes a risk: her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallete dazzling.’
Francoise Nielly has brought back portrait art with her palette brush technique. Watching her work is stunning. She sketches with the palette knife as if it were an erasable pencil, not wedge laden with thick paint.
Nielly says she picked the palette knife because she is not a patient person, but this misses some truth. She may paint quickly, but she works consistently and steadily, reshaping the field of portraiture.