Multi-tasking Marks • • March 4, 2017


I’m fond of brush strokes that serve multiple purposes. Take for instance, that cluster of little petals in the center of this bloom. They’re rendered with such a wide variety of marks. It lends a lot of character, and also introduces great depth, but if you really start paying attention, it gets hard to tell what’s in front of what! It’s sort of odd, or hazy, or a little ghost-like in there.


I’m also quite pleased with how the bold, black brush strokes that define the outline of the bloom become a sort of background for it as well. Yep, making marks that multi-task is worth chasing after!


If you click the picture – you’ll see what I’m talking about!



Flowering #122

India ink and surface alteration on paper – two sheets = 14″ x 21″