New Large-Scale Finger Paintings of Vibrant Animals in Action by Iris Scott

Finger Painting Artist Iris Scott

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We often think of finger painting as something that's just for children, but Iris Scott has continually shown us that it’s a viable way to produce stunning works of art. For years, the Brooklyn-based creative has broken the barrier between herself and the canvas by creating elaborate, colorful paintings using her hand in place of a brush.

Scott isn't afraid to get her hands dirty with art, but she wears a pair of gloves to move the paint around. (This also keeps her fingernails clean!) After suiting up, she treats the pigment like clay and layers thick applications of it on canvas. The result is a jubilant subject matter that's depicted in a rainbow palette. Together, they highlight the simpler side of life that's best seen in her ongoing series called Shakin' Dogs. In this collection, Scott paints canines that are drying off after a jaunt in the water. They radiate pure joy that's sure to make you smile.

While Scott’s finger painting airs on the unconventional side, she’s not shy about sharing her technique with others. Her book, Finger Painting Weekend Workshop, invites anyone to try this type of Impressionist art.

Finger painting artist Iris Scott trades her brush for her hands to create vibrant works of art.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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