Dear Chicago House,
Who knew a hail storm could inspire this
A little stumped by the connection? Lets look a little closer. Dots!
This is a painting technique called pointillism and I gave a sneak peak to this piece six weeks ago. I thought it would take me quite a while to complete and I was right.
Here it is in it’s full glory
It is a really easy technique to use.
How to paint a flower abstract using pointillism
- Start by roughly sketching out your flowers. I started at the center of each of my flowers and then simply added petals around my central point.
- You will need a fine paint brush and any sort of paint you like. I actually used drawing inks which were very easy to work with and produced a nice intensity of color.
- Start with one color and fill each of the petals with dots
- Use additional colors to add dimension. You can see I added orange dots on the inner edge of each petal and red dots on the outer edge.
Here is the blue flower in progress
I started with a base of blue dots and added yellow and green on the inner edge and more blue dots on the outer edge of each petal.
Give it a go…it is a good stress buster!
Creative in Chicago