Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Review: Finger Painting Weekend Workshop

Sprinkle On Glitter Blog// Book Review: Finger Painting Weekend Workshop by Iris Scott

Finger Painting Weekend Workshop: A Beginners Guide to Creating a Brush-Free Works of Art
By Iris Scott
Leave your brushes behind! Iris Scott's revolutionary finger-painting courses are designed for everyone, especially beginners. Watch your paintings flourish with life when you follow Iris's simple techniques that let the paint do the work. Complete with five masterpieces and clear, step-by-step instructions for recreating each one, this book makes you feel like you are sitting right in one of Iris's best-selling finger painting classes. Featuring beautiful artworks like Koi FishWet RoadCloudsRed Floral, and Lady in Leaves, you can create a mistake-free piece in a single day to hang on the wall or give as the ideal handmade gift for a loved one. Perfect for fans of adult coloring books and other forms of art relaxation, finger painting is a classic form of meditative "play" therapy. The concise instructions encourage artists to complete a painting in a single day, making finger painting an ideal project and hobby for novice artists. Take the weekend off and get your hands dirty!

My thoughts:
My first thought when I opened "Finger Painting Weekend Workshop" was that is was so much more beautiful than I expected. The pages are splashed with color like they are in an Iris Scott painting. I couldn't wait to dive to in.

The book contains instructions to create five finger painted paintings. Each project is broken down step by step, she describes how to perform each of them, and adds pictures to reference what things are supposed to look like along with way. 

What I was most surprised about was how in depth her paintings are. I have my own version of finger painting but Iris Scott's technique is much more involved. I was challenged more than I imagined and  learned about layering colors. 

"Finger Painting Weekend Workshop" is not only fun and beautiful it stretches artistic abilities and can open your eyes to a new way of painting.  It's a great book if you want to learn something new!

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