White Houses Overlooking Carquinez Strait

I tried incorporating more texture using some home made modeling paste. I have been trying to do this for awhile but was reminded after I demonstrated making the paste in Rebeca's acrylic class. A student asked me how or when to incorporate texture and I had no answer. I decided to try and see how. So far my only answer is add it carefully and with restraint. I will continue to try. In this painting I felt the texture added an interesting dimension to the surface. It is 18 by 24.


  1. Really love the blue tree on the left - makes it a very exciting painting for me and full of energy somehow.

  2. I think the increased mass from the additive really worked here. It even photographed differently! The building were done in a wonderful, fun way.