Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Textured Painting

Textured the canvas with Golden Gel Mediums and while wet, pulled a wide-toothed comb through the gel.
Used the flat part of an old spatula to "push down, pick up" the gel.
After the gel is completely dried, apply your acrylic paint and glazes.
A heavily textured painting such as this isn't for everyone. But what I truly love about this type of painting is how the textures create shadows when the light hits it at different times of the day.
Or, depending on its size, displaying it on a table easel under a lamp; they just glow. I have never had a person look at one of these and not touch it. I like when they say, "How did you get these lines in the paint?" When I say I ran a comb through it, they just look at me. It's funny.

2 comments:

miramecreations said...

I love this paiting, Marlene...you paintings are exquisite...really they are...WOW, is all I can say. Hard to believe you just ran a comb through it. And do just want to touch it. Unbelievable!

Robin said...

Looking at these is really inspirational... makes me want to start painting again... I love the underpainting and glazing you do! Robin A.