Julie Ford Oliver. She has been experimenting with a fracturing technique in her paintings. I would love to see her work in person; better yet, take a workshop from her, but traveling for me is difficult. So, I've been trying to glean as much as I can from her blog on her insights into this technique as well as her decisions with regards to color, tools and texture.
I like her blog for not only the beautiful work but how she describes her process and discoveries. She calls them her "Artist's Notes," and you can sense her enthusiasm for her work. At one point she describes and shows with photos a particular tool she uses for the fracturing process, and she made it herself. It does some really neat things with the oil paint. She says the tool takes some getting used to, and that is definitely true. Above is my first attempt using it, but I feel it can do so much more than I gave effort to this time. I can't wait to explore some more. The process is just plain fun!