In depicting elements in nature relief effects give a 3-dimensional effect that really makes the paint “pop” right off the canvas. In this painting technique I am using Matisse Structure paint (Carbon Grey) along with Matisse Impasto Medium to create tree bark.Step 1: I mix a ratio of about 30% paint with 70% Impasto Medium. Make sure the mixture is throughly mixed (I use a palette knife) when complete the mixture should be the color of the paint.
Step 2: Apply as much masking tape as needed over the area where the impasto mixture will be applied. In this instance a width of about 4” of t... [More]