making a mark …

Taking a break from the canvases this week and trying to develop my mark making skills. I decided to take the pressure off and experiment on smallish pieces of watercolour paper (approx A4in size), using a base texture of pasted tissue, with acrylics and inks, and using a few of the marks I’d been playing with, with the aim of achieving freedom with a degree of constraint (if that makes sense!).

Although experimental, hopefully the resulting works may yield a couple worth framing.

Below are a couple of the works in progress plus a few sheets of marks. The feathers are a bit too obvious for my work but look beautiful printed like this.

 

Untitled. Mixed media on watercolour paper. Mari French 2014.

Untitled. Mixed media on watercolour paper. Mari French 2014.


Untitled. Mixed media on watercolour paper. Mari French 2014.

Untitled. Mixed media on watercolour paper. Mari French 2014.

Mark making exercise. Mari French 2014

Mark making exercise. Mari French 2014

 

6 thoughts on “making a mark …

  1. So delicate on the eye, that one one imagines the wind will blow them away- keep playing .

    • Thanks Catherine, what a lovely observation, and yes, I definitely will keep playing! Hopefully you’ll be around in May when I take part in Open Studios and you can see what I’ve been up to ‘in the flesh!’ 🙂

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