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Finger Painting by Grown-up Artists


jJudith Ann Braun makes a finger painting

 

There is some special about using your hands to paint, kids know this. It's a different experience as there is literally nothing between the artist and their art. Creative energy must have an easier time travelling from artist to art in this scenario. Above we have a photo of artist Judith Ann Braun, her finger paintings are quite large in scale. Her finger-marks are dragged against the wall using wet charcoal as her paint.

 

Below another artist gets tactile with her art creating some very life-like images of slick icebergs adrift on shimmering seas. These photo-like works are made by Zaria Forman who raises awareness about climate change, an issue she is very passionate about.

artist creates finger painting of icebergs

 

Known for his massive, realistic portraits, below is artist Chuck Close creating a finger painting of his grandmother-in-law. 

 

"Seen from a distance, the painting looks like a giant, silver-toned photograph that unrelentingly reveals every crack and crevice of the sitter's face. Closer up, the paint surface dissolves into a sea of fingerprints that have an abstract beauty, even as they metaphorically suggest the withering of the sitter's skin with age. The fingerpaintings provide a far more literal record of the artist's touch than most abstract expressionist brushwork -- but are at the same time dictated by an abstract, distinctly impersonal system." - Neatorama.com


Chuck Close finger painting

 

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Artist in residence Rebecca Chaperon

Rebecca Chaperon is our Artist-in-Residence

With a compulsion to create unique visual stories, her paintings often follow the thread of a heroine's misadventures through a surreal landscape.

She's had the pleasure of teaching at Langara College and given community workshops on painting techniques with an emphasis on watercolour, oil and acrylic. She is a board member at the Grunt gallery.

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Website: thechaperon.ca

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