So Many …isms, Part 4

Today’s post is going to focus on pointillism and stipple technique. Both are techniques that use small dots to create a painting or drawings.

  • Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small distinct dots of color create the impression of a wide selection of other colors and optical blending. It relies on the ability of the eye and mind to mix the color spots into a fuller range of tones. True pointillism color is an optical illusion.
  • Stipple is used in drawings or painting. The dots are made of a single pigment, applied with pen, pencil, or brush. Patterns and shading are created by varying the density of the dots.

Some of the most famous pointillism artists are Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, and Henri Edmond Cross. Some well known stipple artists are Miguel Endara, Randy Glass, and Nancy Januzzi.

Below are current artists who have used the pointillism technique.

Below are current artists who have used the stippling technique.


5 Responses to “So Many …isms, Part 4”

  1. Thanks so much for mentioning me. It’s an honor to be in the company of such artwork and artists.

  2. Lovely images. Great art finds! Thanks for sharing these studios with us.

  3. I am extremely pleased and honored to have my work selected as a demonstration piece on your blog, thank you.


  4. Thanks for the examples! I too am a Pointillist. See my work at and

  5. Thank you for the nice mention!

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