Art project: Dot painting

In April I started a project with my old wooden gecko. I really loved this one but the wood withstood sunshine, wind and tropical rain. That’s why it was a kind of an eyesore at our rooftop terrace. The wood was cracked and the color was more grey than brown. So I started to think about painting it and stumbled across dot painting in the internet. I read a lot about it and I really like the patterns that are used by Aboriginal artists and the meanings behind the paintings and patterns. I found a very helpful information about Aboriginal Symbols, bought acrylic colors, skewers, some plastic table cloths, cotton buds, brushes and plastic plates. The ‘dotting’ was really fun to do and very contemplative – I loved every second ‘dotting around’. When I was finished with painting, I sealed it with clear varnish so it can withstand sunshine, wind and tropical rain. And now our ‘dotted’ gecko is an eye candy again.

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