Crafting Saturdays – Pointillism Tadeo Turtle
I thought I would try something new for me. I decided to paint my turtle using 3 colours and Q-tips. I used blue, red and yellow. I used the technique called Pointillism.
I waited while each colour dried before applying the next set of dots.
I did not try to be exact the way the masters were. I tried to do as a child. I had fun.
After drawing an outline of my turtle, I started with the first colour dabbing dots into the turtle’s shell.
I continued to add colours to the shell.
Then I added dots of colour to the head, feet and tail.
When I had finished I dabbed in any areas that seemed to need more colour.
At this point you could cut out the Tadeo Turtle or make a background using the dots.
I decided to use the plastic wrap background.
For the background I wet the paper; then I dropped paint into the wet paper; I applied plastic wrap in long strips to look like bushes and leaves.
For the foreground I wet the paper again; then dropped a mixture of all the colours to make a brown and a grey; I added other colours as well. This time with the plastic wrap I placed the plastic to look like stones and rocks.
Here is a picture with the plastic covering the foreground. I placed heavy books on the plastic and WAITED. That is always the hardest part.
This is my picture after removing the plastic wrap.
Here is the final picture when I added a little bit of shading, a couple of rocks and a face on Tadeo.
Technique of the Week – Pointillism
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What a beautiful piece of art! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday. Sincerely,
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Janis, nice to meet you and thank you for your comment. nice pointillism here too.
So, I think you may have been confused that the sing up was for you to link to the art related to the theme –monogram in this case, which I gave out two weeks ago. So, watch out for the next theme announced tonight adn sign up when done , linking to your art.
Fun! I might have to try this with my girlies!
As always, this is amazing.This is such a great post. I would like to invite you to link up this post to my Money Saving Monday Link Up so others can find this great idea. Please stop by and link up.
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This is just beautiful and perfect for my boys! Thank you for providing this resource. I am eager to see more of what you have done!