Texture: an element of art that appeals to the sense of touch. It can be used to describe either the way a 3-D work of art feels when touched, or the visual “feel” of a 2-D work.
The first two artworks were made by embedding plastic wrap into paint. This can be done with watercolors, acrylics, or oils. These were done with watercolor. The third artwork was made by Brian Giberson. He embeds netting, straw,copper, and woven fabric into a thick gesso
Background : The background is the area of a work of art that is furthest fromthe spectator. It is contrasted with the foreground and middleground. The point is for the artist to create an illusion/impression of space fading into the picture, with some parts further away and some closer. For example, in “The Astronomer” by Vermeer, we see that the background which encloses the painting is dark and also contains several other details that are subtle in relation to the main figure in the painting. There is also a ‘painting within a painting’ effect; on the right side we see a fragment of a painting that creates the illusion of space and depth, and also a realistic feel to the room in which the astromoer is working. A lot of the lines in the background are vertical; they are parallel to the plane of the painting giving an even more realistic effect.