Inspired by…mark making


I have spent the past couple of days trying to concentrate on painting with no game plan. No preconceived notion,no subject matter, no color plan, no direction, no nothing!

It is not as easy as one would expect..I am  amazed at how a simple piece of  blank,white paper can strike fear in the best of us.

I like to think of it as my exploring stage. A stage to help get out of old ruts…the use of the same colors, the same brushes and the same medium = the same old stuff.

mark making

1. Exploring, 2. DSC_0329, 3. DSC_0327, 4. Exploring

Exploring new possibilities.. working with different colors, different brushes and different materials.

Splatter, spray, stamp and sew.

All work is being done on journal pages so no stress. Love the freedom…

mixed media, collage

A little mixed media and collage

more mixed media and collage

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4 thoughts on “Inspired by…mark making

  1. Julie, these are so vivid and energy filled. I think you just inspired me to open my sketch book more and just play with color, and shapes and textures before heading to the canvas. What medium are you using? Pastels, paint, color pencils?

    • Thank you! Using a little of everything..acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, colored pencils,indian ink,stabilo chalk pencils, oil pastels and paper. Just trying to get away from my regular arsenal of goods!

  2. Hi! I love your blog and your artwork! Thank you for visiting my blog – I hope you are able to come up with something for the Tea Bag Challenge – I like the lines along which you are thinking!
    Very fun that you own a coffee shop . . .

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