In some areas, finger painting is one of the
most popular types of oil painting. There are many finger
painting techniques. Finger painting is a natural oil paint
technique and can be considered as oil painting for kids.
Finger painting is enjoyable and children love finger painting.
There are also fine art finger painting and some oil paint
artists focus on finger painting alone. Finger paintings are
beautiful and easy to do. Finger paintings are often sold on
street at various tourists attractions such as Santa Monica in
Los Angeles, California. Tourists love to watch finger painting
artists make finger paintings from scratch. You can often buy
finger painting kits to start your finger painting
What is finger painting?
Finger painting is, as its name suggests,
done by applying oil paints on a canvas or a sheet of material
using your fingers. Fingers are sensitive and can offer more
details on your oil painting than regular oil paint brushes
Which famous oil paint artists have used
You will be surprised how many great oil
paint artists like to use finger painting technique. Leonardo
da Vinci, Titian, Goya, and Turner are among the greatest oil
paint artists who used this finger painting technique in their
famous oil paintings. After all the fingers can do amazing
things to your oil paintings that all other mediums or oil
paint tools cannot accomplish.
Uses of fingers in finger paintings
Finger painting is useful when the oil paint
artist wants to spread oil paints over a large area such as the
whole oil paint canvas. The oil paint artist can rub the paint
with his or her fingers over into the oil paint canvas' fibers.
Using the fingers or hand, oil paints can be rubbed and
smoothed further until the desired oil painting effects are
Warnings about finger painting
Although finger painting is a very useful
oil paint technique, it should be noted that some oil paints
and mediums are toxic and should not be touched for too long.
If you need to touch any toxic pigments of the oil paints while
doing finger painting projects, you must wash your hands and
fingers thoroughly afterwards. This is particularly important
when having children finger painting. Children can be poisoned
by the oil paints pigments that are poisonous through this
finger painting oil painting technique.