Art Tip File: Maintaining Surface Interest in a Painting

A Painterly Surface

An art tip from Leslie Shiels.

“The surface interest in a painting should hold up, even if the painting is cut in half, quartered, cut into sixteenths, and so on. The texture or pattern should be as compelling from an inch away as it is from 10 feet away.” ~ Leslie Shiels from the June 2012 issue (“Dog Daze”)


painting of dogs | surface interest

Nine Right (oil, 48×48) by Leslie Shiels





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