[image_with_animation image_url=”10178″ alignment=”center” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Wolfgang Paalen, Austrian, active in Mexico, 1905 – 1959 Smoke Painting (Fumage), 1938 Fumage is a surrealist art technique popularized by Wolfgang Paalen in which impressions are made by the smoke of a candle or kerosene lamp on a piece of paper or canvas. Similar to other surrealist art, the marks were allowed to bring up semi-unintentional shapes that the artist could respond to. Today, use smoke and flame from a candle to make marks on paper. Hold the paper at an angle above a candle so the flame just darkens it. See what the marks do. Please be careful, and have some water and non-burning surface nearby. If you burn yourself, or if you start a fire, you forfeit your right to win a prize. [image_with_animation image_url=”10185″ alignment=”” animation=”None” box_shadow=”none” max_width=”100%”] Antonio Muniz 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 #fumage The June SAL Challenge: Creative exercises once a day for 30 days.