Monday, April 23, 2012

a peek inside my sketchbook- flower fields and finger paint

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In my Art of Abstraction class I've been demonstrating how to use your fingers and hands (instead of tools) to create paintings full of energy and expression. Using finger painting is a great way to really channel your creative energy and get immersed in color. I've been having so much fun teaching this technique that I have been using it in my own work and my recent trip to the flower fields was the perfect subject matter for finger painting.

Here is a peek...

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flower field prints now available in my shop!

33 comments:

Joan said...

AWESOME!!! Just like your new Online Class "Art of Abstraction"!!!
I am currently enrolled in this class and having a wonderful time. You are an amazing instructor and I thoroughly enjoy learning from you. Your teaching videos are wonderful. You explain things beautifully.

After looking at all these totally amazing 'finger painting' creations I have to ask:

What CAN'T you do!!!

Have a wonderful week. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us this week.

Joan

Julie Smith said...

I love it so much! :)

Julie
alonewithmytea.blogspot.com

Herzkönigin said...

Great!!!!!!
Awesome!!!!

I love it!!!!!

Greetings from germany!!!!

Clivia

peggy said...

always inspiring...thank u...
http://yuppieya.blogspot.com/

Natalie Murphy said...

I love watching your videos and seeing what's in your sketch book. It is such great inspiration to me! Thanks for sharing. Love it.

Natalie

http://natalielmurphy.blogspot.com/

Paloma Accessories said...

Excelente actividad para hacer junto con los nenes

Deb Prewitt said...

Love how these look. Messy and so much fun!

Joanne said...

amazing - you are absolutely awesome and so very talented!!!

Gina Sismilich said...

I love finger painting - and use my fingers all the time. You have inspired me to be more deliberate in using these "tools" to paint!!

Faygie Fellig said...

once again you are my rock star!

litsje said...

Yet again i'm inspired (ge—inspireerd) to go create thank you (baie dankie)

Indigo Blue said...

I just love these. Just my kind of art. I am going through the sketchbook delight 1 classes and really enjoying it. I think I want to do sketchbook 2 AND the Abstract class. Oh I need more time in my day or retire from teaching!
x

Jean M. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Inna said...

Oh, wow. These are gorgeous! Now I want to try finger painting! :)

Jo Murray said...

Fun, fun, fun Alisa. We should all occasionally channel the inner child. Very liberating.

Rose said...

Awesome use of this technique! Very inspiring.

" me " said...

it's magic !

se7en said...

Oh just love it!!! Totally!!!

Joni James said...

I am drinking up all this color!

Beverley Baird said...

Gorgeous flowers! Love the hands-on messiness!

b and e said...

Simply delightful! My co-blogger Elishia in Adelaide does some amazing works, recently one similar to this. Have a look at our blog if you like. I'll tell her about your work.

bxx
bybande.blogspot.com

Julia said...

i loved it so much, i ordered a print! thank you!

julia

nik said...

Hello! I came to your blog, because your profile photo intrigued me. And now I see that not only one photo is cool! So, I'm glad I found you because your blog is awesome! Good job and please keep posting, because you do it great, and I start following and will visit you with pleasure!

http://nikandpic.blogspot.com/

xx nik

Sophie H said...

J'aime vraiment beaucoup !

Renelde Napoli said...

love, love, love these paintings ! Absolutely beautiful. Especially that big pink flower.

Fil Campbell said...

Just beautiful Alisa ... all your colour sets me off on the right foot each morning.

Teddi said...

another great idea from alisa! :)

Angela Meijer said...

So crazy amazing. I just posted your video in "fun" on my pinterest. I just think everyone on the planet must see your video. It just brightened up my day!!!!!

Joanne said...

these are wonderful as is everything you do -- you are a true inspiration -- I am loving your absraction class and look forward to trying my hand at fingerpainting -- just need more hours in the day -- thanks again alisa :0)

Carin said...

Awesome! This is looks like so much fun and the result is stunning!

Ana Caballero said...

Love this! It's great!!!

scott davidson said...

My computer-savvy son, who studies art, showed me that at wahooart.com, we can browse through their big collection
of images from western art, to get some ideas for painting the wall in our music room.

I found that it was easier, time-saving and economical to order a big canvas print of an original painting from the site. I
ordered this famous La dance by French artist Henri Matisse, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-5ZKCN9. What a lovely blue.

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