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Painting With Water

We've seen all sorts of artists and art forms here at Wimp, but it's not every day that we see someone make art with water. That's exactly what happens in this video as an artist from Istanbul shows off the incredibly complex art known as marbling. Marbling can come in a variety of forms, the type featured here is called Turkish marbling and dates back to ancient times. It's done by using a large tray filled with water and dripping paint onto the water's surface.

Turkish marbling uses a special kind of paint that is mixed with ox-gall liquid, this gives the paint the ability to float on water and move around in liquid. With a few strokes of a brush, the water turns into intricate patterns of shapes and colors. To complete the project, the artist then takes a blank sheet of paper and lays it over the water. He gently pushed down, and the paint sticks to the paper leaving a very unique work of art. 

The artist featured in the video was recorded by Youtuber Mike Powell. He and his partner spent three months in Turkey and recorded it all on their travel blog. As part of their experience, they took a class in Turkish marbling. According to Mike, "It's not just relaxing to watch but also extremely relaxing and healing while doing it for yourself. The learning curve isn't extremely steep and you don't even have to have any kind of previous experience to produce fun and creative art work." 

H/T: Super Fun Videos

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