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Amazing Finger Paintings by Iris Scott

Sometimes fingers, dipped in paint almost by accident, can completely change the course of an artist’s career. This is what happened to Seattle-based artist Iris Scott, who is now famous for her incredible finger-painting art. On her trip to Thailand, Iris was working on a painting in a nicely air-conditioned room when she realized that in order to switch to color yellow she needed to go out into the heat to clean her brushes. Not tempted by the idea, Iris added several yellow touches with her fingers. “I knew within 10 strokes that finger painting with oils was what I would spend the rest of my life doing,” she says.

Iris paints with a pair of surgical gloves on, and her finger moves resembles those of a pianist as she touches multiple points on the canvas at the same time. This is how she achieves the vibrant impressionistic effect in her works. “I see the world through ‘finger painted’ colored glasses,” says the artist. “I paint what I see. Finger paintings are hiding everywhere, sometimes I catch them when I’m walking down the sidewalk, or lounging in a living room. I search for color relationships, and intriguing forms.” As of now, finger painting is not just for kids anymore!

Website: irisfingerpaintings.com

Also, See Finger Drawings by Judith Braun

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  • Belinda Hanson via Facebook

    Beautiful. :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/color.alfa Color Alfa via Facebook

    wonderful

  • Suna

    beautiful

  • Wil Paleczny via Facebook

    Interesting that she was influenced by Thailand and switched to finger paint, very cool !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne1858 Jeanne Sneathen via Facebook

    amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/karen.clawson.71 Karen Clawson via Facebook

    I love the movement and color!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.whitehead.7 Kathy Whitehead via Facebook

    Amazing Talent!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kecia.osullivan Kecia O’Sullivan via Facebook

    Love every one of these paintings!

  • Donna Jermany via Facebook

    Renoir-ish :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/emily.lascola Emily Weeth LaScola via Facebook

    These “finger-paintings” are delightful! Of course, I love the artist’s canine subjects best of all! But her technique is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/emily.lascola Emily Weeth LaScola via Facebook

    These “finger-paintings” are delightful! Of course, I love the artist’s canine subjects best of all! But her technique is great.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.poelfoss Jennifer Poel Foss via Facebook

    Wow! I love it when something completely new is shared, it opens up new ways to look at things. Thanks Jane for sharing this with me, I won’t worry the next time I have paint on my fingers, I’ll just try it on the canvas!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.poelfoss Jennifer Poel Foss via Facebook

    Wow! I love it when something completely new is shared, it opens up new ways to look at things. Thanks Jane for sharing this with me, I won’t worry the next time I have paint on my fingers, I’ll just try it on the canvas!!

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