[image_with_animation image_url=”10166″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Max Ernst “Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.” – Max Ernst Max Ernst used texture rubbings to overcome his fear of the white canvas, igniting his imagination. He often put paper to the worn floor boards in his studio and rubbed over the paper with soft pencil, charcoal and crayon. In this way his drawings emerged as if by magic, and all he had to do was watch. After the image was started he’d then start to see animals and scenes emerge in the textures, then he’d add a little emphasis with more purposeful drawing. Today, do a little rubbin, and see what you see. Frottage, (French: “rubbing”), in visual arts, technique of obtaining an impression of the surface texture of a material, such as wood, by placing a piece of paper over it and rubbing it with a soft pencil or crayon ” load_in_animation=”nonehttps://youtu.be/CHdU4JfY-bU Thank you for sharing your work! I love seeing these artworks online. People who post to Instagram or on Facebook will be eligible to win prizes (see details). No matter where you post, tag us so we can find it. #seattleartistleague #salchallenge #frottage The June SAL Challenge: Creative exercises once a day for 30 days.