This technique is characterized by thick layers of paint finalized in the surface paint area with a spatula. Typically, the surface is such that the spatula marks are visible. Thus, the impasto provides texture, an effect that gives the impression of relief, as if the object were on top of the screen. I use this technique with oil paint and acrylic paint. In addition, I can extend the delicate and thin layers of paint, as in the techniques of “fat on thin” and “dry wet” among many other variants.
The spatula produces more rigid marks than the brush, which can accent the different planes of the subject, creating almost sculptural volume effects, turning any theme into a rich image of expression.