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Different strokes, different folks 🔴

Fintan Whelan at work

Difference is beautiful.

When we consider a painting, we might admire the colour, subject, size or even the artist themself. But, have you ever considered the tools? We’re not talking about the type of paint (you could have a little read of our Oil vs. Acrylic Artbeat for that), but the different ways the artist can put paint to paper.

Paintbrushes are the traditional way to paint. But palette knives, rollers, sponges, spray bottles, dripping, splashing, fingers, feet and — ahem, vomiting — have all been used as alternative methods to paint.

“Why?!” we hear you ask. Well, why not? Using alternative painting methods can help artists discover something new about themselves. It can also create something truly unique. Below are some of our favourite, hand-picked pieces from Artfinder artists who don’t follow the status quo.

And if you don’t know what ‘frothing’ is, you will soon. Don't worry, it doesn't involve anything stomach turning.

Discover something different
Sunny Day
At the Tour Rose
Nova

Sunny Day

At the Tour Rose

Nova

Come Fly With Me
Naked Song
White Water Lilies

Come Fly With Me

Naked Song

White Water Lilies

Lake 19
Pansies
Pathways

Lake 19

Pansies

Pathways

"Palette knives are fantastic for layering thick, vibrant colours. It's a tangible way of seeing the artist's approach to painting."

Emily, Artfinder's Community & Communications Manager

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Happy hunting,

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