"In knife painting we apply the paint on the canvas with knives (special ones just for painting) instead of brushes. Two types of knives are available - pointed ones and curved ones. We make impressions on the paint with the knife to give it the distinct knife painting look. Usually the pointed knife is used, but for some situations we use the curved knife. While using a knife, we should make sure that only the front tip of the knife is used to apply the paint. The backside of the knife should not touch the painting at all. Other wise the painting will look like a normal FLAT oil painting."