After twenty years of painting by hand, Ronald Gramling’s work took a profound turn in 2005 when cumulative trauma injuries to his arms forced him to paint entirely with his feet. Years of artistic experimentation followed. A paintbrush between the toes felt too limiting. Hopping around on one leg while swirling paint around with the other was too demanding on his body. Gramling’s defining moment came a few years into the foot painting journey by chance, when he noticed some toe prints haphazardly left behind on the canvas.


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He now purposely fills his paintings full of those toe prints, usually thousands of them on a single piece.

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“Dreaming Into the Stars” A foot painting by Ronald Gramling — Artist creates an entire painting with his big toe

“Dreaming Into the Stars” by Ronald Gramling