Monday, April 25, 2011

We had a fun lesson on impasto painting this past week. Impasto painting is a technique in painting when the paint is layered really thick and the emphasis is seeing the brush strokes in the final painting and showing lots of texture. We looked at Paul Cezanne's paintings and talked about the impressionist movement, where instead of valuing incredibly detailed and 'real life' looking landscapes, the painters began to value the painting medium itself. This meant that seeing texture right on the canvas was acceptable, and actually visibly seeing the brush strokes was part of the landscape or still-life being portrayed. We mixed glue in with the paint and laid it on rather thick. They did a great job and really enjoyed it!

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