Hamilton Artist Update 32 – Finger Painting

This week:

1. On Painting – getting caught up in details (1.55 minutes)

2.  On New Technique -trying out finger painting (2.15 minutes)

3. On New Projects -doing finger painting (0.40 minutes)

4. On the Hermitage – joining forces with Rob Patry (0.40 minutes)

5. On the Hermitage – latest developments (2.35 minutes)

 

 

Painting outdoors is about speed and editing; capturing only the most important elements.  This summer, however, I been loaded down with details and time.  So, I decided to mix things up with a change in technique: finger painting.  Using my fingers to sketch and paint buildings and landscapes.  Traditionally, you only show your most successful pieces, but I feel the journey is just as important and as the distination.

Warm-up charcoal sketch and chinese ink sketch of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Warm-up charcoal sketch and chinese ink sketch of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

 

 

 

For my first attempt at a finger painting, I decided to use a large 40 by 48 inch canvas.  It was surprisingly hard to spread the paint around and the amount of paint required was quite alot.

 

the beginning of an acrylic finger painting of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamiton (Ont).
the beginning of an acrylic finger painting of the 1853 Central Public School, located in Hamiton (Ont).

 

Chris Erskine

chriserskineartist@gmail.com

@erskinec

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