Impasto Style, Textured Oil Paintings
Published October 13th, 2022
Texture can affect mood and influence the meaning we perceive in art. For example, in oil paintings, texture can add space and depth to a painting. One way to create texture is to use a process called impasto by applying thick layers of paint, keeping the physical marks made by the artist for visual effect. Additionally, using textures can give weight, distance, and gravity to artwork, portraying dramatic emotions.
Several of our artists use impasto as a technique to create dynamic oil paintings. Below are three of our favorite textured oil paintings currently available in the gallery!
Afternoon Break by Konstantin Savchenko
World renowned artist, Konstantin Savchenko creates paintings in an impasto style, using thick layers of oil paint. Furthermore, each painting is a study of blending paint with palette knife to create stunning landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and florals. Afternoon Break is the perfect addition to a warm and cozy living space.
Wave Break by Andrii Afanasiev
Andrii Afanasiev’s escape paintings exude peace and tranquility. The texture used to create the waves crashing on the beach emulates the calming sound of water hitting the shore. Wave Break is most definitely a gallery favorite!
Evening Out by Anastasiya Skryleva
Anastasiya Skryleva’s oil paintings are heavily textured and complex. For example, she utilizes deep tones and layered colors to create stirring images that speak to the viewer. Evening Out, is the perfect example of Skryleva’s use of texture to create depth between the flowers and the figure.
Textured oil paintings