Kansas artist Julie Rice, a first-time exhibitor at the Festival of the Arts, has been drawing crowds with her “touch artistry” or “fingertip painting,” in which she uses just an ink pad and her middle finger to create amazingly detailed Western paintings of cowboys, horses, buffalo and American Indians.
If you’re headed downtown to the festival, stop by her booth, 17B. You’ll be astounded at how she is able to create these ink paintings.
If you can’t make it, go to her Web site, www.julierice.net, to watch video demonstrations of her creating her paintings. It’s quite impressive.