Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuscan Hillside

I'm messing around with texture by adding some new elements to my painting besides the gels, pastes and paints - I cut up an Italian newspaper and adhered pieces of that to my board as another visual element. It adds a little spice and interest in otherwise flat areas. There is no end to the amount of cool effects you can incorporate when you 'let go of the side of the pool', so to speak. The layers just keep adding up and contributing to the overall effect.

Tuscan Hillside
8.5 x 7" Acrylic on Board, Price on Request


Giselle Vidal McMenamin said...

How neat is this. Well done. Love the extra spice!

cafebon said...

That technique is amazing!

Bruce Bingham said...

Who ever said "less is more" obviously didn't see this. I say,
"more is more". Think about it-
chocolate, martinis, texture, paint. It makes sense.

Patti Mollica said...

Thanks gals, I'm having fun with the gels and texture pastes, its so different than how I normally paint. I guess thats what we artists do... keep sticking our necks out and trying new things... for better or worse, it makes the journey interesting