Virtual Art Academy

Tag - brushwork

Avoid Over-Blending 1

Avoid Over-Blending

What is Over Blending? Over blending is what occurs when you mix your paint too much on your canvas. When you over blend you create problems within your work. Why should I avoid over blending? I usually avoid too much...

Brushwork That Captures a Time & Place 3

Brushwork That Captures a Time & Place

Creating Poetry Armin C. Hansen (1886-1957), one of the founders of the Carmel Art Association in Carmel, California, was renowned for his ability to use brushwork to capture the vitality of life by extracting the...

Impasto 4

Impasto

What is Impasto? Thick paint. From the Italian ‘impastare’ – to make paste. Using an impasto technique often leaves visible brush strokes in finished paintings. I painted this during the rainy season in the old...

Using Brushwork To Create Atmospheric Perspective 7

Using Brushwork To Create Atmospheric Perspective

After a most spectacular display of spring wildflowers in California, I spent a week camped out in the country trying to capture some of the color. It was important to create a sense of depth in the painting so I used...