Painting like Dale Chihuly

A fantastic Lesson from Pepperpaints

Painting Like Dale Chihuly

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Chihuly is well know for his glass works but his paintings and his painting style is also impressive. Click the picture below to see a few google images of his paintings

To mimic Chihuly’s style of painting we layered paint on to canvas through several steps. We used sheets from a canvas pad. Be sure to paint on the correct side so the edges don’t roll. We used acrylic paint.

The first layer of paint when on with a brayer

 

The second layer went on with a broom-allowing the first layer to show through

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Next layer was splatter painting

 

And then we used “puffy paint” for the final layer  DIY puffy paint recipe here

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Each one ended up so different and the kids really enjoyed applying each different layer. I did choose specific colors for each layer so that the darker colors went on first and and then in small amounts last, hoping to keep the layers visually separate.

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This collage is made up of all the kids paintings

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I can see why Chihuly is also well known for his splatter painted shoes after this class!! I loved both the process as well as the product of this project!

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