A Little Easy Texture

Sometimes I just like to rub my hands over a painting to feel the bumps and lumps and grit of the acrylic texture. It makes me happy; it makes the surface mine; it shows my process. The painting above is a small, 12×12″ canvas with lots of texture. I wanted...

Paint and Charcoal

Played in the studio yesterday to create this acrylic and charcoal landscape painting. I used charcoal, matte medium, white and black paint. Starting with a 12 x 12 canvas, I applied some gel medium with a palette knife to create texture. After the medium dried, I...

Lovin’ The Paste

I love Golden’s light molding paste. I wipe it on, spread it on with a palette knife or used credit card, brush it on…no matter, the goal is texture. And I want a fine, subtle texture that allows layers of chunky color to show through on the finished artwork....