Impasto painting, also known as “heavy paint” or “drip painting,” is a technique where thickly applied paint is used to create texture and depth in the artwork. It was popularized by Italian artists of the Renaissance era who would apply drips of wet plaster onto their paintings, which created an effect that has been highly praised for centuries.
Nowadays it’s mostly done with oil paints on canvas but you can find other variations. If you are interested in learning how to do impasto oil painting, then this article will teach you the basics of how to paint impasto art! We’ll cover everything from materials and setup to tips for mastering the technique.