Dub Dub Paintings

These artworks are produced using acrylic paints loaded onto a brush and the brush is then vigorously pushed into the canvas, linen or board in such a way that the bristles part and the paint is mixed in the resultant mark on the canvas. 


Polly Ngale painting Bush Plum

The extraordinarily talented Emily Kame Kngwarreye was the first to use this style, and it is said that the pounding of her brush could be heard two rooms away as she powerfully executed her artworks. Different artists have used this style to advantage: Emily Kngwarreye in huge floating drifts of colour, such as that seen in 'Earth's Creation' and other major works; Jeannie Petyarre in her 'Wildflower' paintings, where extraordinarily each stroke in her dub dub technique results in an almost perfect flower pattern on the canvas; and Polly and Kathleen Ngale as they cover their canvases with the myriad colours of the spring wild flowers.

Related Topics:

Bush plum Paintings
Polly Ngale
Aboriginal Art Symbols
History of the Aboriginal Art Movement
Aboriginal Art Styles