On the Art Table These Days (or, Make Your Mark)

After a few weeks away, I finally made my way back to the art table.

I started simply putting marks on paper to get back into the swing of things, but I like where it's led me so far...

Woman in Yellow Skirt in the Making

These random marks on a black background led to a piece I couldn't have imagined painting just a few months ago... 

Woman in Yellow Skirt

Woman in a Yellow Skirt

(acrylics, charcoal and pastels on mat board, 7 1/2" x 12 1/4") 

Bold Mark Making

And these bold marks that I loved so (acrylics on watercolour paper, 24" x 18")... 

Work in progress - Art Deco figure

apparently wanted to be softened into something a little more gentle (work in progress). 


The moral of this story?

Sometimes you just have to make your mark and see what comes, then let yourself be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

Are you ready to make your mark?