Mark making and working loose

Yep, more in the “working loose and having fun” series. It feels so good to be back to mark making – something we explored extensively in the first year of my art course, must be five years back now. I studied with the Learning Connexion here in New Zealand, extramurally, for four years. In the end I completed an Advanced Diploma of Art & Creativity (Honours). It felt like such an achievement, and really pushed me to learn new things. Anyway…

Having moved away from mark making to all kinds of other processes, I have come full circle. And yet I am not back where I started from. I am back to the same technique, but with a very different end result, and am loving it. I regularly check Katherine Tyrrell’s blog Making a Mark here; she writes in depth about mark making and has great links to blogs of interest.

So expect to see a bit more of this style for now, especially as Katherine Tyrrell’s recent post on working in series really got me thinking about working more consistently on one theme. Mark making – like coming home after a long day at work, it just feels good.

4 thoughts on “Mark making and working loose

  1. Very strange indeed!
    my Tutor at Uni suggests I do seascapes which is my first love and fits in with my Dissertation. I spent time trying to broaden out and have done so but seascapes always call me bac somehow
    Hope you get some sleep with the Full Moon comming up!


  2. Hi Cath,,,
    wonderful example of beautiful mark making with
    your signature colors.
    Also enjoyed the video on collage portrait making,


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