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Palmetto Tree With Impasto Background

Palmetto Tree Sunset

Palmetto Tree Sunset

Kathy here today to share another palmetto tree painting.  Last year I shared one on this blog (see it here) and ever since I’ve wanted to make another as a complement. I want to hang them on either side of a large window in my house. When I made the first one, I applied Sorbet and Velvet mediums with super heavy gesso using a palette knife very thick so that you could see and feel the texture.  I didn’t know that this technique had a name until recently.  It’s called Impasto. Here is the definition according to Wikipedia:

Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture and the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.

You can see my process here
Check out How to Paint a Palmetto Tree 2 by Kathy Adams by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

Here are more detail shots of the canvas.

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Palmetto Tree Canvas

Palmetto Tree

Hi there Art Anthology friends!  Kathy here today to share with you my painting of an iconic symbol of South Carolina where I live. The palmetto tree is on the state flag and many South Carolina artists paint this symbol.  So I thought I would try my hand at it!  And for a first attempt, I thought it turned out pretty good!  See how I created it in the Snapguide below.

Check out How to Paint a Palmetto Tree by Art Anthology on Snapguide.

You can see in these detailed photos how well Art Anthology paints create texture.  The leaves and the tree trunk were created using only the paints with no texture medium at all.

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