Wednesday, November 21, 2012

More Texture

More texture pastel paintings. Might get the oils out later this weekend.


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving Nancy.

From your latest studies I'm seeing the importance of the texture you are looking for. The texture helps make a statement that isn't there without it. Is making your own textured surface less expensive, can you find texture surfaces ready-made? Or is it like gessoing your canvas ... you can make it textured if you want ? Can you tell I'm not a pastel artist?

Nancy L. Vance said...

The reason I like these homemade surfaces is that my hand made the 'gestures' in the surface with a paint brush. There are machine made sanded surfaces available, but to me, the texture is too mechanical and regular. I like the unexpected texture that pops up when I make my own.