He is the ghost of the painter's impasto.
"The Celt and Saxon, Complete" by George Meredith
The chiaroscuro is admirable: the impasto is perfect.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
This picture was covered with pure white, in impasto, a method dear to impressionists.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
In a photograph you are not disturbed by colour, or by impasto.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
His early works were rather free in impasto, the late ones smooth and shiny, in imitation of Raphael.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke
Those earlier and heavy impasto studies of his are the evidence of this worthy deduction.
"Adventures in the Arts" by Marsden Hartley
His touch is of great delicacy; his impasto admirable.
"Six Centuries of Painting" by Randall Davies
His brushwork and impasto were quite exceptional.
"Art Principles" by Ernest Govett