Impasto facts for kids
It means the paint is laid on thickly in places, thick enough so the brush or painting-knife strokes can be seen. When dry, impasto gives texture, because some of the paint stands out from the canvas.
Impasto is an Italian word which means "to knead", or "to paste".
Images for kids
Still Life: Vase with Pink Roses is an oil painting on canvas completed by Vincent van Gogh in 1890, which makes extensive use of the impasto technique.
Impasto Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.