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.
Lesson Plan for Pointillism
Technique of the Week – Pointillism
Wikipedia on Pointillism