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.