Texture Tapestry

Texture in painting refers to the look and feel of the canvas. Two types of texture found in art are actual texture and implied texture. Actual texture is a combination of how the painting looks and how it would feel if you could touch it. Implied texture looks as though it would feel a certain way but is an illusion based on how the artist applies the paint. We could call it fake texture.


Docent Introduction

Llyn Foulkes, But I Thought Art Was Special (Mickey & Me), 1995

Llyn Foulkes's Textures

In the late 1960s, Llyn Foulkes became well known for his landscape paintings, which incorporated vintage postcards and landscape photography. In the late 1970s to the mid-1980s, Foulkes began painting large-scale portraits that incorporated collage elements.



Make It Your Own

  • Create a texture collage using recycled cardboard as a base.
  • Tape or glue different materials to your cardboard base. This might include plastic lids, fabric, foil, cotton balls, crinkled paper, leaves, petals, or grass.
  • You can also create an implied (fake) texture drawing using techniques that give the illusion of texture.
  • Experiment.
  • Collaborate with your family.
  • Share your art!


Show Us Your Work