Friday, June 29, 2012

Experimenting with Texture

Well I love it when I can experiment with something new. I bought some crackle texture and applied it to a canvas, thicker in some parts so that it would crack deeply and thinner in some areas where there would be less cracks.  I left some of the canvas not covered so the texture of the canvas would show through.

Then I used a stencil to put a thicker layer for a fleur de lis in the lower right corner.  Using acrylic (Americana) paints, after it dried thoroughly I base coated the canvas, did my painting of grapes &; then antiqued it at bit with burnt umber. But that made the grapes look darker so I rehighlighted the middle grapes so they stood out more.

I found this old frame I had laying around the house and it was perfect because it has a raised design in it.
I call this piece Tuscan Memories......what do you think.

Happy Paint Party Friday.

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19 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Grapes look delicious! :)

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely creation ~ grapes are done so well ~ and love the textured effect ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Susan said...

So elegant! Your textured background is amazing and the perfect backdrops for these beautiful grapes. Happy PPF

Netty said...

Beautiful textured background and loving those fab grapes. Happy PPF, Annette x

WrightStuff said...

I love a bit of crackle!

Karen Smithey said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! It'd be great to see a really close up of the crackle on the grapes--

Tammie Lee said...

lovely grape portrait. wonderful background color and texture.

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Turned out wonderfully. I love that crackle background it really is perfect for the grapes. The frame really tops it off. Well done. Happy PPF

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

this has come together really well and I think the frame pulls it all together perfectly...xx

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love the effect of the crackle texture with the subject of the grapes...combined with that frame!
Great results!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Very pretty grapes and the framing is lovely as well!

JKW said...

Applying the crackle like that gives your painting a whole new look. I love it. Blessings, Janet, PPF

Linda said...

Yummy grapes and great texture. I love it

Alicia said...

it is very Tuscan, and looks sort of antique besides! great piece

Giggles said...

Love the purple and teal matting...very nice!!

Hugs Giggles

Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston) said...

Gorgeous work! I love the fleur de lis. Did you have any trouble with the crackle medium? I've heard some people have difficulty making it work right.

brendathour said...

It looks great Joann, and sounds like a lot of fun.

Kristin Aquariann said...

Glorious grapes! Adding that texture was a nice touch.

♥ aquariann
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Plastic card printing said...

This is so nice. Gorgeous design with the perfect color. I really appreciate this. Thanks for sharing such inspirational creation.

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