There are times where I enjoy the challenges of three dimensional textures.
I use various palette knives to carve the scene into the modeling paste (plaster). After a day or two, I made a glaze of burnt siena, umber and micus oxide over the entire canvas and dried plaster. After that, I can finally expressionistly paint my idea with various techniques and metallic gold highlights.
The painting with the baby sea turtles is called “Black Sand” and is 18x24x1.5″
The “Nautilus Fossil” is 30x30x1.5″