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Local Austin Artist Specializing in Large Oversized

Abstract Art & Commissioned Pieces. 

©2014 - 2019 by

Julie Ahmad Contemporary Art

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Style Guide

 

After selecting a color palette, I ask my clients to get familiar with the different terms and techniques shown in the style guide. Please take note if there are particuliar elements that you strongly feel you like or dislike.  I will keep this in mind during the creative process, however if you only feel indifferent I'd prefer to let the painting create itself with as few restraints as possible.  
 

light texture

This technique uses a less noticeable texture approach. The canvas has a smooth surface with occasional palette knife marks. 

 

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heavy texture

This technique has a very noticeable texture of sand or granular material or just pronounced palette knife marks. 

 

 

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color wash

This technique uses thin washes of color layered to produce transparent effects and textures. 

 

 

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knife palette
 

This technique is a bit like putting butter on bread, and is especially useful for creating a thick smooth texture.

 

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sgraffito or scratch painting
 

The technique involves scratching through a layer of still-wet paint to reveal what’s underneath, whether this is a dried layer of paint or the white canvas/paper.

 

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drip marks

This technique has drip marks running down the face or sides of the painting. They can be either transparent (subtle) or very opaque (obvious) drip marks. 

 

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dry brush strokes
 

This technique uses a dry brush with small amounts of paint on it to get a wispy or chunky affect to the color overlays. 

 

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