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How to Paint a Realistic Landscape by Using Texture

Have you every wanted to just touch a work of art in a museum or at someone's home? Texture in a painting makes it most appealing emotionally and visually.
Texture can be added to an acrylic painting in a couple of different ways.
One of the easiest ways to add texture is to add sand to the acrylic paint as you work.
Objects in the background probably will not have much detail, and you should be careful to not add to much texture to background items.
But as you work forward, you could start adding thicker paint and even add some sand to it to create realism.
If you are painting in a tall foreground tree for example, apply very thick paint with a palette knife in strokes leaving roughness to indicate bark.
Paint in land with thick paint that you have added some sand to.
You can create a dramatic effect and make a specific subject poop out by only adding texture to it.
Another way to add texture to your work is by using an acrylic heavy gel and acrylic modeling paste.
To use this method, you would sketch out the painting first.
After the sketch is done, decide which objects you want to stand out.
Mix equal amounts of the acrylic heavy gel and modeling paste.
Now apply the mixture with a small palette knife to your painting based on your sketch.
Following principles for depth, keep the back ground, and middle ground with less texture than the foreground.
Let the texture dry completely and you are ready to paint.
Remember, no matter what subject or landscape you are painting it is easy to add texture and drama by adding thick paint, sand or modeling paste to your work.
Maybe the next irresistible touchable works of art will be the ones that you created.

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