Colorful Impasto Paintings Capture the Beauty of Natural Landscapes in Summer

Palette Knife Paintings by Charlotte Fitzgerald

Featuring thick daubs of oil paint in pastel hues, Charlotte Fitzgerald’s impasto landscape paintings perfectly capture the serene beauty of her outdoor scenes. The artist often uses a palette knife to apply her pigment, allowing her to create paintings that are full of rich texture and countless colors.

Each vibrant canvas looks as though it belongs alongside the paintings of French Impressionists such as Auguste Renoir or Claude Monet. However, Fitzgerald’s contemporary, artistic flair is distinctly her own. She calls her style “Fusion,” as it’s influenced by many art movements and rendered using a combination of techniques. “People ask if my work is expressionism or impressionism, based on a real place or made up, or if I use a knife or a brush. And I answer, ‘Yes.’” she says. “My work is a fusion of what ever tool or philosophy of painting suits my purpose.”

From fields of flowers depicted in short, dotted paint strokes to clouds painted as sweeping blends of pastel hues, up close, each scene appears as myriad abstract shapes. However, a step back reveals how Fitzgerald perfectly captures light, shadow, and form with her expressive, textured paint strokes.

Love this artist's style? Fitzgerald has published several step-by-step tutorials on how to paint with oil paints, so you can recreate her artwork at home. Find them here and check out more from her portfolio on Instagram.

Charlotte Fitzgerald creates pastel-hued, impasto paintings that perfectly capture the serene beauty of her outdoor scenes.

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The artist often uses a palette knife to apply her pigment, allowing her to create paintings that are full of rich texture and blends of vibrant colors.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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