Thursday, October 2, 2014

Impasto - not impastible

This is the story of 5 little impasto paintings and how they grew.   I had this impasto paste from Matisse that came with a set of acrylic paints.  I love texture and impasto looked like it would be so much fun!  Well - it was.  The paintings are on small pieces of birch (about 3.75x4.5")  I know that's an odd size - but I cut the wood myself - LOL

I'm still not as free in my painting as I would like to be - but it was a real experience using a pallet knife for all 5 paintings.  We have an art sale that benefits my grandson's school at the end of October and I wanted some seasonal (fall and winter) pieces.  I did all 5 over about 3 days.  They are meant to be displayed on a small stand.

So - what do you think?  Even if you are not into texture this is a great way to loosen up.  I will definitely make more of these. Thanks so much for visiting.  I am linking to Paint Party Friday.  Why don't you hop on over and take a look at some of the beautiful artwork.  Have a blessed and creative day!

12 comments:

  1. They look wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. These have such a depth of colour, I especially like the red bird on the turquoise and the snow-laden tree.

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  3. wow, you managed to get some great detail with a palette knife .... the bird is my favorite :-)

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  4. I love them all and am sure you will sell them. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. I have trouble with loose so I'm really impressed with your paintings.
    The texture looks great ;D
    Happy PPF

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  6. I had never heard of impasto before--what a unique material to use to create such lovely paintings. I've never tried painting with a pallet knife before--I feel inspired.

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  7. I love them! Awesome texture. I think you should take the snow scene and have those made into greeting cards at Vistaprint when they have a sale... they will be fabulous at Christmas...you could sell the cards by the each!

    Hugs Giggles

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  8. These are all delightful! I especially like the cardinal and the first pumpkin. Hope you sell them all… Blessings!

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  9. Awesome work! Love the textures!

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  10. Gorgeous texture! It gives a wonderful effect. :)

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