Don’t some students just love Pointillism? Although it is painstakingly slow, they value the results it gives them. Most art teachers have heard of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, but the following artists are alive and well, and using pointillism today. The following artists told me about their influences, art teachers and sketchbooks.
Miguel Endara earned his art degree from Miami University in Florida. His artworks are composed of millions of black ink dots, using a single Sakura Pigma Micron pen with a 0.20 mm nib.
“Yes, all throughout my school years, including elementary, I have always been interested in art.”
“One art teacher in high school, Rei Luzardo, who always encouraged me to pursue art. It was partially because of him that I ended up choosing Graphic Design as my major.”
“I used to paint and play with charcoal a bit, but at the moment I only practice the technique of stippling. It’s the most therapeutic form of art that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on.”
“I have accumulated many sketchbooks over the years. Sketching on the back of my college notebooks was the first “canvas” where I discovered and practised the art of stippling.”
Catherine Bath is a Pennsylvanian artist who enjoys nature and solitude. I asked Catherine the questions below.
“My paintings are a small token of timelessness in a racing world.”
I was interested in art from a very young age. My earliest memory was at age 4, I drew a side view of a face and I knew it was really good! The adults were amazed. I took art classes in high school and studied painting/fine arts at the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana. Back in the day, they taught you NOTHING about marketing your art. You have to learn how to do that!!! Social media really helps!
Yes, but I love pointillism. And I love painting in oils. I am in the process of loosening up my style.
I have many interests which I deeply explore. I am interested in sustainable houses, efficiency in all things and financial markets trading.
I have filled many sketchbooks but lately my sketchbook has been getting filled with colorful magic marker drawings.
Big tip: never start with a white canvas. Always start by laying down a ground of color. I often start with a warm ochre ground. Then loosely wash in the composition. Now you can start making smaller pointillist brushstrokes. Take your time and get into a meditative state.
Pietrella lives and works in Berlin. Believe it or not, the artworks below are made using a date stamp, the sort they used to stamp library books with. Pietralla always stamps using the current date, so if you look carefully the artwork reveals when it was made!
First at the art school and then the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, and I have been very happy about it. I am full of gratitude to the institutions and the teachers, and I have still close friends with some of the teachers.
Yes of course. I mean not for the final results of my work, but for the process, for the building of my method and the stimulation of my curiosity in the art world. I’m thinking specifically of some teachers and each in different ways. In some cases arguing with them!
I have created installations and sculptures and also traditional paintings. I think (I hope) all my works have a similar mood, but I’m not sure about it.
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