Perfectly Pleasant Pointillism

This time of year–underneath that light dusting of snow–grape hyacinths are in full bloom!  This early sign of spring is surprisingly easy to paint, especially using the pointillism method as instructed by our fabulous art teacher, Natasha!  Her talented student created this painting using pointillism, which is the process of applying small dots of color to a surface to create an image that looks more realistic and blended from a distance.  This project was inspired by Georges Seurat, who is considered to be the inventor of this technique.  You may recognize his most famous painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, which I plan on gazing upon frequently to remind me that warmer days are near.  If you would like to create your own scenes, try out this method!  Anyone can do it, and it’s a great way to build your painting skills.  Enjoy!

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