Making Marks

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Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Vincent van Gogh

For me making marks is starting to paint without thinking about the end.

Whether it is a line, a dot or a gestural swirl created by a paint brush, making marks often come from your creative conscious and manifests itself on your chosen surface.

Be they descriptive, expressive or conceptual, every time your brush hits the canvas or your pencil makes a line or dot on your piece of paper, it is part of making art.

Below are my exercises in exploring what happens when I apply paint to a surface.  Some turn out as rough sketches for more finished paintings, others become finished paintings in their own right.  All are fundamentally MARKS I have MADE.

Thinking About Landscapes 1

Landlines

Spring Field

Thinking About Landscapes 2

Focusing on Flowers

Pastel Landscape

Blue Afternoon

Orange in the Landscape 1

Orange in the Landscape 2

Orange in the Landscape 3

Orange in the Landscape 4