Thursday, March 24, 2022

Texture Fun Part 3

Today's post continues showing actual texture, then segues into implied texture.

As I've said, "implied texture" is the way I describe something that tempts you to run your fingers across it, because your eye tells you that you're seeing texture.  But if your fingers go ahead and trail across that surface, you'll discover it's flat, or very nearly flat.  Both kinds of texture are fun when they show up in artwork!  They add interest and complexity.  They hold the attention of the viewer.

Above:  a full-size shot of a rectangular stretched canvas created with a basecoat layer of heavy body Titanium White acrylic paint, applied thru my two mimosa-themed stencils....

s126 Mimosa 6 Stencil (6" x 6")


L141 Mimosa Stencil (9" x 12")

The 9" x 12" stencil was used in the lower sections of this piece while the 6" x 6" stencil was used in the upper sections.


Above: On this section of the piece, crayon and watercolor paint were added over the Titanium White paint after it had fully dried.

Above: Likewise, on this section of the piece, crayon and watercolor paint were added over the Titanium White paint after it had fully dried.

Above:  In this area, I brushed on generous amounts of acrylic paints.

As I steer this post toward implied texture, I'll show photos of multi-layered prints on watercolor paper created with my 6" x 6" Abstract Composition Backbones Masks s864, s865, s866 and s877.  I see these examples as saddling the line between actual texture and implied texture, because the heavy body acrylic paints that I used created subtle texture, as shown in the close-ups coming below....

Above:  the full-sized sheet of watercolor paper.

Above:  Closeup 1

Above:  Closeup 2

Above:  Closeup 3

Next up:  Examples of implied texture; each of them has been created via repeated layers of stencil prints atop one another. 

Above:  To my eye, the most successful implied texture prints are made using stencils and masks that have finely detailed, repeated patterns.  In this example, the base print of black on white was created with my 6" x 6" s077 Swatton Grid Stencil. The insert of gray paper was printed with multiple applications of red and black acrylic paint thru 6" x 6" Looking Up Through Trees s793. 

Above:  Again I've chosen to use a mask that contains finely detailed patterns.  I developed more complexity by using the same mask several times, shifting its position with each print.  Clustered Leaves L433 (9" x 12")  Visual depth and implied texture have resulted from placing orange atop blue.

Above: Today's final example of implied texture was developed using 9" x 12" Loopy Ladders L434.  Again, visual depth and implied texture were achieved by using green acrylic over earlier layers of yellow, blue, faint pink and white.

Clustered Leaves L433 (9" x 12")

6" x 6" Abstract Composition Backbones Mask 1 s864

Abstract Composition Backbones Mask 2 s865 (6" x 6")

Abstract Composition Backbones Mask 3 s866 (6" x 6")

6" x 6" Looking Up Through Trees s793. 

Bunches of thanks for stopping here today!  To scroll thru the pages of my stencils and masks at StencilGirl Products, please start here.

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