Dear visitor at Your Colourful Mind,
The post today will for some time be the last one in our series focusing on the second dimension of the fabric painting process – the design idea.
We will continue to present examples showing how to find new ideas for fabric painting projects.
But very soon we will concentrate on the discussion of the third dimension of fabric painting: the selection of materials (paints, markers, sprays, etc.) and tools (brushes, stencils, etc.).
Fabric painting project ideas – example no 7 – learning from great artists – aboriginal art in Australia – dot painting
I have been living in Australia for about one year now, and, sure, I still have to learn a lot about the country: its history and different people and cultures, its nature and the indigenous wildlife and fauna.
Being fascinated about aboriginal art doesn’t mean that I know anything about it. But, over time, I hope to build some knowledge and better understanding of the artwork and the cultural background.
At the moment, I still have the “tourist”-view. And I recently did some typical touristic shopping at Circular Quay in Sydney: I bought a dot painting.
And I used the dot painting as a learning model for my next fabric painting project.
Without knowing more about the meaning of dot painting , I kind of “stole” the idea of using dots to create a picture.
Then I also created a dotted pattern without using a stamping-tool like a pen. The freehand-drawn shapes of these dots are not very regular, but I don’t mind.
Aboriginal art definitely offers wonderful opportunities for learning and for gaining colourful ideas for our fabric painting projects!
I am excited about it and wish to learn about the background and history of painting in Australia.
If anyone knows a good place or book or exhibition about aboriginal art, – please let me know! 🙂
Have a nice time,
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