Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Linear Expressions

Lines, dots, dashes...there are a variety of ways to articulate the surface of your artwork. Notice great art and how different artists utilize line. Think of "The Mark as a Force." The "Mark" of an artist is unique. How can you develop your own personal mark? Select your desired surface, such as quality drawing paper or canvas, and experiment with mark-making. In addition to traditional brushes, pens, pencils, and crayons, experiement with found objects: twigs, leaves, string, marbles, tennis balls, gauze, kitchen tools, pipe cleaners, etc. Try dipping the selected objects into pre-mixed paint or colored inks to see what happens. Focus on different types of marks-- strong, delicate, heavy, dashed, and dotted. Let your imagination take off to start your creative juices flowing.

Encounter. Mixed Media on Canvas, 32 x 43

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