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Old 05-12-2019, 08:24 PM
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30cm x 15cm acrylic on board.

No brushes used, painted this with my fingers.

It isn't great art, I am not a fine artist, just created with pleasure.
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Finger painting. AWESOME! Art needs to be more fun.
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I just went searching. While friends of mine were in China adopting a child I was holding down the world on this half of the planet. They asked a street artist in a tiny village to make a painting for me. It is currently in safe keeping (not the microwave!). He did the entire piece with just his fingers and finger nails. It's an incredibly complex piece with pergolas and water falls and temples down the side of a mountain. The man had made the paint himself by crush local berries. It's one of my most cherished possessions.
I KNOW I have photos of the painting but they didn't pop up easily. When I'm more organized I'll check out my external hard drives. You will not believe the delicate detail he managed.

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I love the texture and the rawness you achieved here. Nice use of colour as well. Well done.
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Practising your landscape for this month's challenge? Nice!
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That looks good.
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Thanks for all the replies everyone.
RoadLessTaken.....speechless that my picture reached out to you personally.
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RoadLessTaken.....speechless that my picture reached out to you personally.




Probably not nearly as speechless as I am about a piece that I posted. That has changed my entire view on things.


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What ...where is the piece you posted?...,
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Dave:
This is a different subject than what you usually do; but it's unmistakably your style. I really like the inky swirls of the leaves, and I like the strong trunks, on our left, but esp. I like those on our right, which only suggest . . . It's dreamy, atmospheric and not as literal as your usual.

Does it feel looser and more spontaneous, not working with a brush?

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It seems to me something between brushes and knives! It is something else.
And yes, I remember a video by a knife painter (Nelly Lestrade), where fingers were also sometimes used (she used oil colors). Knife gives well defined long straight lines, fingers give a softer result.
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Dave:
This is a different subject than what you usually do; but it's unmistakably your style. I really like the inky swirls of the leaves, and I like the strong trunks, on our left, but esp. I like those on our right, which only suggest . . . It's dreamy, atmospheric and not as literal as your usual.

Does it feel looser and more spontaneous, not working with a brush?

Cathy

I use my fingers because I enjoy the contact, squeezing the tube, scooping up the paint on my finger tips and then swirl and stroke the board or canvas, rolling my fingers chasing the blob of paint as I go.

It is spontaneous but I always aim to get the line or swirl right first time.
Truth is, I am not a fine artist, I can't deliver brush strokes artistically like most of you artists do.
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