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How To Make Your Canvases Pop!(workshop: TEXTURES)

(This is just an example.)

Texture, another element of art, is used to describe either the way a three-dimensional work actually feels when touched, or the visual "feel" of a two-dimensional work.

Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a variety of messages and emotions.
Texture gives a painting a character.

Artists may show texture in their paintings by using different brush strokes, layering colors, or by putting contrasting colors such as red and green next to each other so the painting shimmers.

I'll kick it up a notch!

My Workshop
How To Make Your Canvases Pop!

During the month of June, July and August
I'll teach my art students how to use different heavy and light TEXTURES
in their
(abstract collage) artwork.

I'll teach you how to skillfully use texture(s)
to create contrast, stimulating the senses,
to give a composition both unity and variety.

Copyright Olga van Dijk 2©1©
This is another OLGartsProduction©2010

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tim linville 08 Jan 2011

It is rare to Find an Artist Who is dedicated to Inspiring Others,in the ways You do.Thank You for being a True Artist.Your Work is so Knowledgeable...Inspiration is the true Reward,Olga...You have Succeeded in Many ways :)

Artist Reply: Tim.... Wow, thank you for your inspirational comment! I'm flabbergasted!

Bob Caldwell 30 Jun 2010

Olga, I like this art piece a lot because it is very good and different. Keep up the great work.

Katerina Koukiotis 28 May 2010

you're such a good teacher!!

Mary Janosik 25 May 2010

I see my glaciers in this piece.... the depth is amazing!!

Artist Reply: THANK YOU MARY!

Patty Day 23 May 2010

Awesome, great texture!!! Slendid work my friend!!