Here is a small selection of my oil paintings. Most of my oils are done in an impasto technique.
Impasto is a technique used in painting, where paint is laid on an area of the surface very thickly, usually thick enough that the brush or painting-knife strokes are visible. Paint can also be mixed right on the canvas. When dry, impasto provides texture, the paint appears to be coming out of the canvas.
The word impasto is Italian in origin; in that language it means “dough” or “mixture”; the verb “impastare” translates variously as “to knead”, or “to paste”. Italian usage of “impasto” includes both a painting and a potting technique. According to Webster’s New World College Dictionary, the root noun of impasto is pasta, whose primary meaning in Italian is paste.