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- Spring Song - Songs Without Words

Floral abstract with lots of texture.
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You should see this painting live: I can't seem to capture this explosive and colorful painting in a photo!

One of the Elements of Art is TEXTURE.
I love the experimental and imaginative way of adding alternate materials to create an interesting texture.

Texture is the quality of a surface (Rough, Slick, Smooth, Grainy)
Texture in a painting is "the feel" of the canvas. It can be based on the paint and its application or adding additional materials such as ribbon, metal, wood, lace, leather, sand, etc.

Texture in painting stimulates two different senses: visual and tactile.
This makes it a unique element of art.

For this painting I used different mixed media and techniques such as acrylics, sanding, scraping, scratching. layering this abstract and creating depth.

2nd Photo:
Another way of texturize a painting:
I like to see the "history" of a painting, such as the edges of the painting: they reveal a "history".
Mine are not smoothened out, but are from another painting underneath.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©11
This is another OLGartsProduction©2011


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M Smith 24 Sep 2011

Beautiful! So many wonderful colors!

Danielle Baron 02 Apr 2011

exactly what i see when I look at flowers!

Cole McLester 27 Feb 2011

Must be Mardi Gras.

Olga Naletova 26 Feb 2011

Wonderful explosion of colours! Cool!!

Bernhard Mueller 24 Feb 2011

Wonderful composition, with a firy glow. Full of positive energy, my friend. My POD!

Artist Reply: WOW.... THANK YOU my friend. Just brought the painting to their new owners!