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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Implied Texture Painting

















I'm loving this painting!  This was painted using techniques that I learned in the online Texture Town class that I'm taking.  I love this class and am learning so much already, and it's just starting!  This was for an assignment about implied texture.  Do you see how much depth this painting has?  But to the touch it is completely flat!  All the depth and texture is done with paints and glaze.  And the best thing is that it didn't even take that long!

This photo below shows the initial glazing...

Next, it was stamped and stenciled...

Then it was stenciled more and shaded.  At first glance these two appear similar, but look closely.  See how much more depth there is around the scroll stamps in the bottom photo?  I love it!  And I added a polka dot pattern here and there.

At this point I wanted to call the painting done, I loved it like this, but I also wanted to do the full lesson, so I added my the details.  I'm really glad I did because I LOVE the finished painting.  I want to do many more like this, it was so much fun!  And I can't wait to get into the actual applied texture lessons, with the touchable, raised textures....oh yeah!

If anyone's still thinking about this class I highly recommend it, it's wonderful.  And you should see some of the other students samples, wow!  I love seeing how even with the same techniques, everyone's paintings look so different with their different styles and designs, etc...so cool.  Once again, I'm not getting anything for going on and on about the class...I'm just excited about it and want to share it with you!  I'm off to paint more...

13 comments:

Mandy said...

yes...this looks amazing...would love to learn how to add texture.....lol....im noty realy knowledgabe about painting at the moment...and sadly time stretched recently...but one day...oh my!!!nothing wil stop me...

Michele from Pipi La La said...

Wow, that is amazing!!! I lve it and the depth and the colour. WOW!

Carin said...

Wow! Esther, that's fabulous! I thought it was a raised surface for sure! Stunning! Hope you continue to have fun with the course!

Brigitte aka Scrappassie said...

Yes, it is a great class, I agree ! I'm having as much fun as you are ;-) Beautiful painting, but I told you that already LOL

Jenny Blair said...

Amazing effect! you are a very clever lady :)

Micki said...

It looks like you are having lots of fun, and the finished item is fabulous!!

Micki x

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the blog invite and I love your applied texture painting very much. You get an A+ in my book.

Diane said...

Hi Esther, I found your blog through Julie's ning site, and I keep seeing all of these wonderful examples from her new class--I'm thinking that I may sign up. I love texture! So glad to have found you!

Nelly said...

We are classmates! You did a wonderful job on this assignment. I am totally envious of your glazing.

Bev said...

beautiful esther, thanks for the step-by-step...i always enjoy seeing others artwork in process...
xo

Two Dog Pond said...

Wow! That's amazing! I had to touch my screen to make sure it wasn't really raised!

Joyelle @ An Artful Endeavor said...

Gorgeous work! I love this piece! You are making me sooo want to take this course! There is just not enough time in the day to tackle all the projects I want to do right now. Sigh....

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my Esther...this is so drool worthy...wow! So glad that you continued & "finished" it. Isn't it funny how you think you shouldn't go further because you think it looks great, but then you do and it's amazing!