Art Nouveau Pattern with Dual Tip Brush Pens
This Art Nouveau inspired pattern was developed by one of our very talented Brand Ambassadors, Daina McCauley.
Organic floral patterns were some of the iconic symbols of the Art Nouveau era. In this project, Daina used our Dual Tip Brush Pens to render her Art Nouveau inspired pattern. She has used a black brush tip to outline her design and to colour the background. This technique creates a striking, monochromatic effect that makes the floral pattern really 'pop'.
Daina's classes on art history, art techniques and journalling can be found at:
Daina McCauley 'Outschool' Online Classes
For more information on Daina, see her Bio at the end of this Blog.
For this project, you will need:
- A4 Paper
- Lead Pencil
- Black (or colour of your choice) Dual Tip Brush Pen
Create your floral design using lead pencil. You can use Daina's design as inspiration or create your own entirely unique flower design.
Use your black (or colour of choice) Creative Husky Dual Tip Brush Pen to trace over the pencil lines that outline your pattern. Begin colouring the background of the flowers, rather than the flowers themselves.
Continue to outline and colour the background until your whole page is filled! Frame it and put it somewhere so you can appreciate your work!
To watch Daina create her Art Nouveau Floral Pattern, check out this video (it's therapeutic to watch!):
Daina McCauley - Artist Bio
Daina is a practising artist, who alongside selling her own work, runs art workshops in Samford Valley, QLD, providing a nurturing environment for adults and children so that they may feel comfortable to fully express their creativity. She also works on interactive art displays at various local events to encourage community spirit, confidence, creativity and collaboration.
Daina’s in person art workshops can be found via her website www.dainamccauley.com
Daina's online classes for kids can be found via https://outschool.com/teachers/Daina#usoVAcKNPv
Daina has been a maker, creator and artist ever since she was young.
Daina attended art college at Mary Award Centre in London, then continued her studies in Art and Design at University level. Daina is partway through a Masters of Fine Art at COFA, UNSW.
Daina is a big fan of David Hockney, Frida Kahlo, Rosetta Santucci, Flora Bowley, Jessie Breakwell, all artists who paint in vibrant colour and with a focus on organic form.
Daina has had exhibitions in London at the Mary Ward centre in 2004, Sydney (Compassion Australia) 2010 and at Redux Art Studios, Alameda, California in 2015.
She is hugely passionate about the importance of arts in education, as a way of further nurturing imagination in children and as a support to improve performance across all subject areas and indeed in life.
Since 2016 Daina has been teaching at local schools and art studios, now running her own studio taking small workshops as well as running larger private and corporate events. In her workshops Daina largely focuses on sharing her Intuitive approach to producing art. It is a style which teaches children and adults confidence on and off the canvas, showing them that what we do on the canvas can be a powerful metaphor for how we can approach life: being brave, not being overly attached to the outcomes or mistakes that may happen. Painting and creating is a place where we can find ourselves in a state of flow and this is what really intrigues Daina these days.