Finger Painting Weekend Workshop: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Brush-Free Works of Art

Author(s): Iris Scott

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Working with rich oil colors, Iris Scott will show you how to create a simple, brush-free impressionist painting just using your fingers! Leave your brushes behind! Iris Scott's revolutionary finger-painting courses are designed for everyone, especially beginners. Watch your paintings flourish with life when you follow Iris's simple techniques that let the paint do the work. Complete with five masterpieces and clear, step-by-step instructions for recreating each one, this book makes you feel like you are sitting right in one of Iris's best-selling finger painting classes. Featuring beautiful artworks like Koi Fish, Wet Road, Clouds, Red Floral, and Lady in Leaves, you can create a mistake-free piece in a single day to hang on the wall or give as the ideal handmade gift for a loved one. Perfect for fans of adult coloring books and other forms of art relaxation, finger painting is a classic form of meditative "play" therapy. The concise instructions encourage artists to complete a painting in a single day, making finger painting an ideal project and hobby for novice artists. Take the weekend off and get your hands dirty!


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Brooklyn-based painter IRIS SCOTT is the only fine-art oil finger painter working today. She earned a BFA in Painting and a MA in Teaching, and studied painting in Florence. During a year spent backpacking in Southern Taiwan, Iris stumbled upon finger painting by accident and has not picked up a paintbrush since. Her Facebook following is over 12,000 fans and growing. Currently, her finger-painting originals hang in Philadelphia, Seattle, San Diego, and Jackson Hole. Collectors from around the world buy her originals, and there are daily orders for her prints. Scott's most iconic painting, Shakin' Off the Blues, has gone viral several times, including on Reddit, where it captured nearly 2 million hits and counting. Iris is spearheading a revolution with this timelessly accessible technique that leaves the brushes behind in order to let grown-ups reconnect with their inner child. Her students walk away from her finger-painting courses with something classically beautiful to hang on their walls.

General Fields

  • : 9781631061431
  • : Rock Point
  • : Rock Point
  • : September 2015
  • : 254mm X 203mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 751.49
  • : 144
  • : Iris Scott