I'm a full-time oil painter living in the North Bay. Can be painting vineyards in Napa within 30 minutes of leaving my home or paint within walking distance of where I live on Mare Island. Impressionist Plein Air painting is my passion.
Pipe Essentials, a 10 x 12 oil painting illustrating the use of "fracturing" techniques
One of the techniques C.W. Mundy taught in his recent still life
workshop at Fechin Art Workshops was what he termed “fracturing a
painting.” This involves different methods to break up a painting to
keep it interesting to the viewer. I started with a gesso base on a
board to create texture. Fracturing is created through variations in
brush work, use of a palette knife, and softening edges. Pipe Essentials
tells a story which is important for a successful still life. The
Prince Albert tobacco can came from my Grandfather and the pipes are
from my antique collection. The box of matches are placed to enhance eye
movement. What experience have you had using fracturing techniques?