It all started back in 2009, when Iris Scott had to make some final adjustments to one of her paintings, but instead of washing the brushes she decided to do a quick fix with her finger. And that small moment steered her career into a whole different direction: “I knew within 10 strokes that finger painting with oils was what I would spend the rest of my life doing.“
Her unique touch is visible in every painting, also making it feel a bit more personal than the brushed paintings: “I search for color relationships, and intriguing forms. I see the world through ‘finger painted’ colored glasses.“
It’s been three years since we covered Iris’ amazing finger paintings, and now we have the chance to see how she has mastered her skill.
How she does it
Watch Iris’ most iconic painting, “Shakin’ Off the Blues” come to life before your eyes. Inspired by the dog, Jake, sitting in her studio Iris finger paintings this oil-on-canvas into existence by combining a hundred colors, including her favorite hue of all Ice Green.