It is always a treat to look through the vintage Walter T. Foster archives, and this use of color and texture has us feeling inspired to try a few different techniques for creating pattern and depth in our paintings.
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Artist and author Merlin Enabnit describes the importance of understanding color transitions.
Photo by Angela Corpus
Painting Thickly: Load your brush or knife with thick, opaque paint and apply it liberally to create texture
Drybrush: Load a brush, wipe of excess paint, and lightly drag it over the surface to make irregular effects
Pulling and Draggin: Using pressure, pull or drag dry color over a surface to texturize or accent an area
Stippling: Using the tip of a brush or knife, apply thick paint in irregular masses of small dots to build color
Scumbling: Lightly brush semi-opaque color over dry paint, allowing the underlying colors to show through
Scraping: Use the tip of a knife to remove wet paint from your support and reecal the underlying color.
Do you have any vintage Walter T. Foster books in your collection?
Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun.
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