Impasto

Thickly applied paint used when painting with oil or acrylic. The paint is applied with a brush, knife or fingers resulting in a variety of textures on the surface of the painting.

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H.G. Wells, by Feliks Topolski, 1943 - NPG  - © estate of Feliks Topolski

H.G. Wells
by Feliks Topolski
1943
NPG 6324

Leon Kossoff, by Leon Kossoff, 1981 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Leon Kossoff
by Leon Kossoff
1981
NPG 5772

Francis Bacon, by Ruskin Spear, 1984 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Francis Bacon
by Ruskin Spear
1984
NPG 5818

John Mortimer, by Tai-Shan Schierenberg, 1992 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Mortimer
by Tai-Shan Schierenberg
1992
NPG 6160

Harold Pinter, by Justin Mortimer, 1992 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Harold Pinter
by Justin Mortimer
1992
NPG 6185

David Bowie, by Stephen Finer, 1994 - NPG  - © Stephen Finer / National Portrait Gallery, London

David Bowie
by Stephen Finer
1994
NPG 6336

Kazuo Ishiguro, by Peter Edwards, 1995 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Kazuo Ishiguro
by Peter Edwards
1995
NPG 6332

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