Today's painting tip for giving your painting a bit of dimension is from the book Acrylic Painting: A complete painting kit for beginners.
Try this impasto technique to give waves or other images dimension.
More about the Walter Foster kit:
This complete kit makes it easy to start exploring acrylic painting because it comes with everything a beginning artist needs—from a set of high-quality materials to comprehensive instructions. The 32-page illustrated guide contains a charming collection of step-by-step projects by accomplished artist Tom Swimm. Quaint cottage scenes, boatscapes, and florals are sure to inspire artists as they learn how to paint with acrylics. Every lesson can be accomplished with the array of painting materials provided. The hardcover case includes a 40-page paperback book with corresponding Spanish instruction, acrylic paints, paintbrushes, a mixing palette, and a palette knife.
Tom Swimm has felt an instinctive need to paint since early childhood. Although he is self-taught, he has long been inspired by the work of van Gogh, Monet, and Hopper, and he considers these masters his teachers. His passion for exploring color and various painting techniques has brought him many artistic rewards. To Tom, being an artist is about challenging himself to evolve creatively. Tom’s first one-man exhibition was at the Pacific Edge Gallery in Laguna Beach, California. His work also has been displayed in several other California galleries, at ArtExpo New York, and at the APPAF Exhibition in Paris, France. His paintings have appeared on the cover of Skyward Marketing’s in-flight magazine in 2001, as well as on the cover of Artist’s Magazine in 1992. Tom won the People’s Choice award at Echoes and Visions in 1997 and the Art of California Award in 1994. Born in Miami, Florida, and raised in New York, Tom currently resides in San Clemente, California.