Tuesday, March 30, 2010


A friend and fellow artist, Becci Crowe, has created a short video of herself working in her studio creating Pen & Ink Pointillism of wildlife and tribal cultures from her travels.

Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of pure color are applied in patterns to form an image. The technique relies on the perceptive ability of the eye and mind of the viewer to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones. Georges Seurat developed the technique in 1886, branching from Impressionism.

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges Seurat

Becci's art is done in black ink with occassional paintings where color is added. Her subject matter comes from her exciting travels in Africa.

Take a look!


  1. Neat post, Joanne! I'm working in a technique that takes pointillism into larger daubs of paint- less detail, but more emphasis on texture.

    Dena Tollefson

  2. Hi Dena,

    Thanks for sharing! I was not aware of such a technique as "daubism". I especially like the shimmer you have created in your water lilies.