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Old 03-07-2018, 10:41 PM
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"Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

So this may sound strange, but I am planning a series of paintings that I would love to achieve this sort of effect with:



(this is a piece by Nicola Samori.)

In particular, the "sagging" or "drooping" texture at the bottom of the piece. I don't want to waste expensive materials experimenting too much. My best guess at how I might do it is to begin with an acrylic base, use heat to achieve the effect, and then go on top with oils? Any help or advice is appreciated!
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:13 AM
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

Pretty cool. Looks like an Odd Nerdrum...
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Old 03-08-2018, 03:44 AM
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

It looks like it was burned. Does oil paint melt and flow like this in a fire?
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:48 PM
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

Gosh.....Was this done on purpose?? It seems strange to me that the sagging effect has flowed over the frame! To me that indicates that it occurred after it was framed, and that it may have been caused by some traumatic event.

I seriously doubt whether that was created on purpose.
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

hey thanks for the tip! searched for her immediately: she uses a welding torch.
her technique, being so special, is spoken of online.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:03 PM
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

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Gosh.....Was this done on purpose?? It seems strange to me that the sagging effect has flowed over the frame! To me that indicates that it occurred after it was framed, and that it may have been caused by some traumatic event.

I seriously doubt whether that was created on purpose.

Indeed it was on purpose! Nicola Samori often incorporates warping textures like this into his work. He even has some pieces where the paint is intentionally peeled from the canvas and left to hang over the rest of the piece. Decay and damage are themes he incorporates into most of his work.
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hey thanks for the tip! searched for her immediately: she uses a welding torch.
her technique, being so special, is spoken of online.
Thank you!! I figured it was some kind of controlled burning method. I was just not sure how oils might behave when burned or melted. I may even still try it with acrylics first, to see if I can't achieve the same effect with cheaper paint as a base lol.
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in a professional environment with all safety measures employed and possibly with some help i hope! sorry for the momspeak but.. stay safe please!
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:52 PM
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Re: "Sagging" Texture Effect? Help!!

Pretty cool!

To paraphrase what a famous gallery owner once said about some type of stylized technique that one of their artists always uses - "That technique is a gimmick! But good gimmicks SELL!"

In this case I think it is a really interesting treatment that has also garnered the artist international fame. I just wish I had thought of it first!
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