Simply Marble-ousHave you ever heard of marble art, or ebru? It's a style of art with hundreds of years of history behind it, first practiced by the Turkish. It's been making a comeback big time lately, but what exactly is it? And how can you create your own marbled artwork to have at home?
Traditional marbling is done by floating paint on a wet surface or medium, than laying paper or fabric on top of the design to absorb the design. There are a variety of techniques to get the desired effect, from using oils and sealants to divert the flow of the paint, to pouring directly into areas to create flowing patterns and organic lines.
A similar painting style is called geode painting, using very wet paint and bleeding techniques, as well as directed lines with a paintbrush or palette knife, to create a pattern similar to a raw bisected geode. These mimic the beautiful, natural pattern found in precious rocks and minerals and shimmer with metallic accents!
We've found this reemerging trend particularly stunning. There's something entrancing about the natural flow of lines and the liquidity of the paint that makes for an agrestal, soothing image difficult to capture in any other form of painting.
This winter, we're trying a few of these classes out at our Spokane and Couer d'Alene studios! If this sounds fun or experimental, come on down and try it out! We're hoping you artists will find is as unique and beautiful as we do!
Marble art class: https://www..../event/374869
Geode art class: https://www..../event/374106