Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Blow Painting and Pointillism Style Mandala Art

What is blow painting? It is a painting technique where the artist blows colourful paint across the paper using straws rather than using a paintbrush. It creates creative abstract art. Here are some of the artwork from participants and myself in one of the Community Arts workshops at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.

Participants also did a pointillism painting in the 2nd half of the session. What is pointillism? It's a technique of painting in which tiny dots of color are used and applied in patterns to form an image. We also learned to incorporate pointillism technique with mandala art. "Mandala" is a complex abstract design that is usually in a circular form. The word is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit, meaning "circle". Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.

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