August 15, 2021

Creating Amazing Texture with Paint

I sometimes add materials to my paintings, like paper, to create texture. Today I want to share with you a way you can create amazing texture with just paint. You make this texture with gesso before you start your actual painting.

It creates effects that stay with your painting so you can bring it forward anytime by sanding, or cover it up with more paint.

Take a look…

It’s so cool to have this kind of texture already on your panel before you start a painting. I love how the paint gets caught in little nooks and reveals details that would take so long to actually paint. It adds a richness and is fun to try because you never know what you’re going to get!

What are your favorite ways to create texture?
Let us know in the comments.

Have a blast making texture today!


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Nicholas Wilton

Hi! I’m
Nicholas Wilton
the founder of Art2Life.

With over 20 years experience as a working artist and educator, I’ve developed a systematic approach that brings authenticity, spontaneity and joy back into the creative process.

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