Surface texture and interesting edges add excitement to a painting
and engage the viewer longer.
However, those two tools are so personal and intuitive,
it's difficult to teach.
It really just takes a lot of experimenting,
so that's what we did in class this week.
We applied thin paint in the shadow areas,
thick paint in the light areas,
then broke out the palette knives!
Some of the class work:
Textured paintings are difficult to photograph,
so forgive the glare.
There was a lot of discovery happening!