"GOT AN ITCH," 10167, daily painter textured horse © Carol Nelson Fine Art

"GOT AN ITCH" 10167

This painting is another experiment using acrylic gel for texture.  I'm not sure how successful it is using gel for a realistic painting.  This horse would have been a lot easier to paint in oil.  Be sure you click on the image for the close up view of the gel texture.

I like the way the color sinks into the patterns made by the gel.  I deliberately let the color bleed into the background by spritzing it with water - I was using fluid acrylics.


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17 comments:

Bonnie Heather said...

I love the way it turned out. Great painting!

Pam Holnback said...

Great effect on this one!

Karen Bruson said...

Really nice texture.

My Artbox said...

I find the textured effect very interesting. The horse looks really nice. Thanks for sharing.

Marian Fortunati said...

Unique and interesting and attractive, Carol!!

Bren said...

I think the gel texture gives it a more dramatic finish. This turned out beautifully, love how you allowed the colours to bleed.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Hello,
I just forund your blog, and I think your work is amazing.
Greetings from Norway,
Berit.

Stephen Parker said...

I always love looking at your work, Carol. The style is so strong with such great texture.

Anne Stickney said...

love the abstracted realism on this piece. Great colors as well.
Excellent work!

Henrietta Dwyer said...

Your work is mesmerizing. Colors are absolutely beautiful!

Narayan Pillai said...

Great work! I love the colors you use.

mortybumpo said...

I just discovered your work, fantastic,,,,do I understand that you put the texturizing jell on the top? or mix the pigment into the jell. I am a watercolorist looking to expand, any books you would recomment?
Dorothy Meilstrup
Reno, Nevada

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous work. I work with oils and metals on canvas and was wondering if there is anyway to do this techique with watercolor?

Dayna Talbot said...

Your work is amazing!!! Beautiful, clean color!

Gutsy Arts Girl said...

Carol, it appears that the horse not only has texture, but that you have created considerable dimension with the gel (was it paste or gel?
Thank you so much for perfecting your skills, you bring such a gift to the world! I plan to see you this summer in the mountains!

Anonymous said...

Hello Carol
We have a lot of customers and friends who would like to know if you ever considered doing some workshops in Europe?
That would be awesome for us who cannot make it all the way to the US.

Thanks

Alice Sawicki said...

Hi Carol, I am a Northern Ontario artistI really enjoyed viewing your pieces, they are all marvelous. Regarding the horse with a itch and using the gel; it works great, gives the horse a lot of spunk, charactor, makes it long almost alive. One can feel his frustration of an itch he can't quite reach. Been painting near 30 yrs now and lately I have enjoyed working with lots of texture with my watercolours and acrylics. Especially playing with yupo paper as well. thank you for sharing your wonderful gift. My website is ArtistMom.net should you have time to view it,would love to hear your honest thoughts and suggestions as I am always open to critique. Happy painting!