What is Impasto Gel?
Impasto gel are oil painting mediums
specially made for impasto work. These impasto gel act
as extenders, bulking out the oil paint.
Impasto gel helps keep the cost down
If you are working on a large oil paint,
impasto gel can be helpful to cut the cost of your oil paint
down. By mixing your oil paint with impasto gel, you will not
have to use as much oil paint. You will probably need about
half the amount of oil paint you would have used if you don't
mix the oil paint with impasto gel. Impasto gel also help the
oil paint to retain the marks of the oil paint brush and
speed the oil painting drying process, which is an important
factor when more oil paint layers are to be added.
What is impasto gel painting?
Impasto gel painting is using impasto gel to
do oil painting in the impasto style. We already discuss the
definition of impasto and impasto painting.
Alternatives of Impasto Gel
Without impasto gel, you can still do
impasto gel painting but without impasto gel. You can use the
oil paint and apply directly to your oil painting with an oil
paint brush or oil painting knife for impasto work. You can
also squeeze the oil paint out straight
from the tube.
Some makes of oil paint are oily. If you
have oily oil paint, you should blot excess oil with
blotting paper or the oil painting brushmarks may become
blurred. If the oil paint is too thick, a little linseed oil
can be added to thin out the oil paint. These impasto
techniques for oil painting are useful for impasto
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