When an acrylic seascape painting was going horribly wrong, I decided to leave it to one side until I was ready to continue. It was actually months before I finally got some inspiration one day, when I got the urge to try a more expressive painting style. I already had new palette knives that I had not tried yet, so this seemed a great opportunity to break open the packaging and give expressive palette knife painting a go. Read on if you want to find out 3 easy and handy beginner hints that I learnt from my experience. A video is also available at the end of this article.