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The art of finger painting

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Judith Braun
Judith Braun creates her ‘Fingerings’murals by dipping her fingers in charcoal or graphite. Symmetry and abstraction play are an important role.
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William Boyer
William Boyer is a self-taught artist who uses acrylic paint to make his finger paintings, a style he calls Acrylic Abstract Impressionism.
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Chuck Close
This incredible masterpiece is a portrait of Chuck Close’s grandmother-in-law, made by thousands of fingerprints put on an enormous canvas.
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Iris Scott
Iris Scott hasn’t used a brush since 2009 and makes all of her colorful paintings by using just her fingertips.
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Paolo Troilo
Paolo Troilo is a self-taught artist who started painting in 2005, doing so by dipping his fingers in black and ivory acrylic paint.
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Screw Art by Andrew Myers

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I guess today’s post goes well with my previous one, Amazing 3D Wall Murals, except that this time the art is in actual 3D.


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Andrew Myers uses screws to make his incredible 3D portraits. He first makes a portrait drawing on a wood panel. Then he drills screws at different depths into the wood. Each portrait is made up of thousands of screws. Every single screw is then painted with oil paint to make the portrait come alive even more. The background is made up of phone book pages.


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This last portrait is called ‘Faded Thoughts’. Andrew Myers didn’t want his portraits to be “dead” anymore, so he decided to experiment and add some motion into it. Worked out pretty good I think! On his website you can find a short documentary about the process of making ‘Faded Thoughts’.