I’m almost ready for the Art in the Park Show in Oakville. I did new collection of my Miniature Oil Paintings for the show. It’s a small sizes of the paintings, 6″x 6″, but it was done by palette knife, and I used the Impasto Technique as I usually using to paint my big paintings.
About Impasto technique:
Impasto can be applied with a brush or palette knife. The paint itself can be used straight from the tube or diluted, to make it malleable yet thick enough to stand upright.
Impasto has been around for a long time and Baroque painters like Rembrandt, Hals and Velazquez used minutely and painstakingly worked impastos to depict lined or wrinkled skin, folds in robes, or the glint of jewellery.
Other famous artists known for their impastoed paintings include: the ‘Action Painter’ Jackson Pollock, the French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and the Expressionist Vincent Van Gogh.