Impasto – A thick or lumpy application of paint, or deep brush marks (brushstrokes), as distinguished from a flat, smooth paint surface.
1/ Original photo of scene at Short Sands at the Oregon coast
2/ After doing a charcoal drawing, I outline in paint and begin to develop values in one color.
3/ Then I start mixing colors as I paint.
4/ I am beginning to fill in broad areas of color with a large brush to cover the white canvas.
5/ I am starting to build up thicker paint and develop the colors along with pulling out detailed areas.
6/ I let the paint dry on the glass palette and then I scrape it up with razor blade to add to my impasto medium.
7/ To develop the colors and texture, I start applying the dry paint and impasto mixture to the canvas with a palette knife.
8/ I continue to do this in addition to glazing and alla prima (wet into wet) painting techniques to finish the painting.