Some more mark making in the sketchbook. I love making marks. I could sit and make marks all day long..
It gives me an opportunity to play with different colour combinations, new brushes and lots of different medium.
It's fun. Stress-free and simple.
Don't worry about the outcome - just make them knowing that the ones you love can always be re-created by you. They are a great resource to have for inspiration when it comes to any art making.
I generally work on large pieces of mixed media paper. These can then be cut up into smaller compositions. If I find something I really like then it can easily be transferred or glued onto a wooden cradle board. More to come on that later!
In search of the perfect composition....
Often I don't find the perfect composition....
That is when the scissors come out.
Marks all cut up and then re-arranged to find something pleasing to my eye.
I played around with this one for awhile until I felt satisfied with the outcome. It's interesting and there are definitely parts that I will take away with me for the next try, but I don't love all of it. That's just part of the game.
If you are interested in playing around and getting your creative ya-ya's out this summer then pop over to The Jealous Curator.
Danielle has a fun summer camp program full of artist interviews, creative exercises, interesting arty tidbits and good old general fun on her podcast. Come play along - you can start anytime! Hashtag on Instagram is #AFYECamp. This week is all about mark making. Did I mention it's free?
It came about at a good time for me as I hit the 50th day mark of The 100 Day Project. I am definitely in need of a bit of inspiration for my #sketchbook_studies project
The sun is finally shining here in Whistler. Wow - wet, very wet winter. All the snow was awesome, but the April rain showers were a bit much!.
Hope the sun is shining wherever you are!
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