Posts Tagged ‘mark making’

mark making experimentation page

Mark making experimentation; ink over watercolour.


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“What do you see forming in the green? A garden? A forest? A wolf perhaps?”

In The Garden is an original acrylic abstract painting on canvas measuring 16 x 12 x 0.7 inches. I created this one intuitively, playing with a set of blue and green acrylic paints and experimenting with different blending and mark making techniques; in it I see an abstract, close up, portrait of a canine. What do you see? It has been signed on both the front and back.

This original acrylic painting is available to buy from my website.

Various prints of this painting are also available from my Redbubble store

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the art challenge week 6

I found this week’s prompt easier despite all that was going on in my personal life. Just making the marks was refreshing, something that I could build up in layers over the space of a few days. I used acrylic paint on watercolour paper, first in thin washes and then experimenting with applying the paint in different ways with splatter, brushes, printing and dragging the paint with an old credit card. There are a couple of areas that I particularly like:


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Mark Making

How many different marks can you make in your chosen media? Do you tend to use the same techniques to the same effects all the time? When was the last time you experimented and found a new mark, texture or area of interest from playing around with your art?

This week pick a medium and see how many different types of marks you can get into one piece. Do the marks tell a story or are they just a collective experiment in mark making?

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