The Art of Finger Painting
Iris Scott is an artist based in Brooklyn and a decision taken back in 2010 has changed her life.
After being tired of cleaning her brushes every time she finished her work, she began feeling something special.
The joy of dipping the fingers into the paint.
From there it was only the inspiration of the oil painted fingers telling their story on the canvas.
As her “tools” she uses only the latex gloves.
She made almost 500 finger-painted masterpieces and the numbers are increasing rapidly.
However very few of them are now going to seel under $20.000
To take home one of her masterpieces a client can end up by paying up to $40.000
The amazing details of finger painting
What is her secret?
The size of the canvas.
Finger Painting on canvas of 8 feet tall by 8 feet wide is very helpful in solving the details without using any small brushes.
She named her art Instinctualism.
“I call the new era of art Instinctualism: to be an Instinctualist means to revel in beauty and color. It is to allow the work of art to make you feel viscerally real—hugged tightly and jolted awake all at once. “
Always looking for the connection between her work and the person looking at it, Scott told Forbes that her annual income from sales was about to hit $1 million in the last years.
Scott’s finger paintings usually represent wild animals in their natural environments or people dressed up in truly beautiful vivid colors.