Art with Texture

I love texture in a painting. I thought you might like to see my work up close and see some of the texture I put into it. I’m often asked how I get the pattern in my paintings that you see in the background.

SeeHowFarWe'veCome-texture

My process involves using wax paper that I paint and then scrap into with my fingernails, and then press onto the painting. I let it dry for a bit and then run it under the faucet to take some of the paint off with water.

LeaningintoStarLight-texture

It involves many layers of paint.

Namaste-texture

I use embroidery thread dipped in paint to get the swirls patterns like you see above. And I like putting the white dots in my work too. They show paths of swirling energy.

SheFelttheSunBeaming-texture

To see a video where I’m demonstrating my art process, see my youtube channel. Below is one of my art videos.

To see more of my art, visit my website.

3 thoughts on “Art with Texture

  • August 27, 2010 at 3:55 pm
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    While you were gone, I watched all the YouTube vids. It’s amazing how different artists have completely different workflows. I never tire of learning about it. Some of my illustrator friends and animators are really different than you fine artists – the tools, the media – and then there’s me. My daughter looked at me today and laughed – “Why you don’t enjoy sewing clothes and actual things, I don’t know – it’s so much easier than knitting.” And clay and turning wood and working with beads and glass. I wish I were a carver.

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    • August 31, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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      Yes, it is interesting the way artists work. I like to watch videos of other artists to see how they do what they do.

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