Wednesday, February 20, 2013
"Fracturing" with Julie Ford Oliver
My eyes have been opened to a new approach to Impressionist painting. If you are not familiar with the paintings of Julie Ford Oliver, I hope that you will check out her blog and her ArtByte tutorial on Fracturing. I downloaded her tutorial this morning, and the resulting painting is above. Be kind-- it is my first attempt at this technique, but I got very excited about the prospect of breaking through the forms of my painting to achieve a very unique mood!
My usual painting style is shown below. I've always felt comfortable breaking up my color into various tones in my painting, but I never disturbed the forms themselves before. I hope that I will be able to make this technique part of my style in the future.
I'd love to know your thoughts on my attempt to fracture my painting!