An Evaluation of Paints Determinants among the Informal Fine Artists in Kisumu CityJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 12)
Publication Date: 2021-12-05
Authors : Wagah; Mical Ongachi;
Page : 511-514
Keywords : art; paints; motives; choices;
One of the important viewpoints which is criticized and reviewed in Art, are the styles and techniques used in paintings. Reviewed literature confirms that the motives of choice of paints used are relegated secondary positions in artistic creativity. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate paints determinants among the art painters in Kisumu city. Specifically, the study examined how the artists settle on the paints they use in painting art works in Kisumu City. Descriptive research design guided the study. Qualitative method was used to analyze data in the study. Area of study was Kisumu City. The target population was informal artists found in Kisumu. Snow ball sampling was used to get 15 artists. The study relied on in - depth oral interview and secondary data collected from various journal articles, books, and major publications. The study found out that artist in Kisumu City prefer painting in acrylic paints because they are easily available, dry faster and are cheap to purchase. Surface to paint on and the cost of paints determined the paints to be used by artists. The study recommended that dealers in such paints should scale up their stock because of the demand for acrylic paints and artist should explore many surfaces for painting to meet customer satisfaction.
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