This darling scene is full of promise and hope. Young lovers were captured in photo by Arnica Grace on one of her beach walks. Back in the studio, layers of transparent paint helped create the mysterious shadowy forms. Thick impasto covers the watery scene throughout.
The impasto technique is where the artist layers thick paint on the surface. Painting knives or brushes can be used. In this case, Arnica Grace used a variety of painting knives. Painting knives have flexible blades that give a great ‘springy’ feel to the painter as they layer on the impasto.