Fumage: Paint with Smoke
Salvador Dali and Wolfgang Paalen have done some amazing work with this method of "painting". Using a canvas, a candle, a tablecloth for protection, andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â fire - you can be a surrealist, dadaist painter extraordinaire! Painting withÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â flame and smokeÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â is a beautiful technique, especially after you get it right, andÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â thenÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â you can go crazy with it.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Just try not to say things like "I'm a toaster who bakes razorÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â penguins in my cottage!" You'll sound like you're 14, instead of sounding like a prolific, visionary artist. Dadaism, yes. Wacky randomness... well... you get the picture.
Here areÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â two things you can do instead of potentially being a dork:
- Check out our post on moustache wax, ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â la Dali...
- And goÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â peruse crazyÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â surrealist games!Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
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