Pouncer ll. Bird Watching
8x8in oil on Senso
Fracturing Technique - Step by Step.
This is a re-post.
Some of you may not have seen it.
Swamped at the moment but hope
to paint tomorrow.
I have had so many requests for information on the fracturing technique
that I thought I would show some of the steps and tools I use.
I am using the natural linen SENSO. I buy it in pads which I tape
to foam core board. When it is dry I use YES paste
to glue it to a Masonite panel
Ampersand makes boards in 6x8 in size.
Ultramarine and Permanent Alizarin
using a script brush.
of bright, local color.
edges in some places but not all.
Next, I used my handy tool to swish
through some edges.
This part is where you allow your
own personal taste to guide you.
VERY LIGHTLY skim it over paint
to remove and randomly
break up areas .
Then I go back and reinstate.
Sometimes I fracture one layer
and others several times.
It all depends on how broken up
I want the image to be.
It is a marvelous brush for these
Using the edge, a straight line is easily
made and I use the side to make
multiple, different type marks.
Make a stroke and then brush in the
opposite direction... and then again.
If you get into the habit of doing
this it will
prevent over blending and
keep your paint surface active.
If you click on the above it will
take you to DPW tutorial page where
I have a FREEBIE one for the tools I use
I also have a little video showing
how I paint using the
(be sure to scroll down)
In the last two years, Catalyst has
come out with a whole line of shapers
so there is no need to make one.
the small areas to finishing up.
I check my center of interest
- the cats head- to make sure it
has not been fractured as much
as the other areas.
I hope that by showing my methods
and tools it will inspire some
of you to try some new method just for fun.
Let me know how it goes.