Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walk through and impasto painting

Since I have been painting quite a bit, I thought I would show you a little walk through of how a quick impasto painting goes. I have a great book  called Barron's Easel series acrylic painting It has been such a wonderful and helpful tool to keeping your skills up.

It has you do a quick sketch and gives you some basic guidelines on how to do the painting. I must say, that you do have to improvise and fall back on previous skill level to complete the way that it is shown in the picture, but fun none the less.
One of the reasons I love impasto is because it is usually a quick simple painting and you use your basic brush strokes to give the painting its effects instead of layers and layers on top of each other.

Once you follow through with the walk through you end up with a finished picture. Since it is a basic method book I do add my own knowledge to my painting to give it a more realistic look, but even for beginners, I think you would enjoy it.
I had a lot of fun with this painting and it really made me happy and enjoyed myself. It lets me go to my happy place!  :)
I hope you all have a BEAUTIFUL day and enjoyed this quick little walk through.

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Linda said...

Wow that is really great! I have zero artistic painting or drawing abilities and I enjoy those that can.

Artsy VaVa said...

Great instructions. Beautiful painting!!!