Texture Study

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So I’ve been playing around with texture.  I did an extremely lean underpainting.

Then I mixed pumice and medium with lots of pigment and plastered it on pretty thickly.

I rubbed it back with a rag and let it dry thoroughly.

It was looking very flat and lifeless, so yesterday I whacked on thick, milky paint and highlighted the rough and smooth contrasts.

Hmmm….still thinking….