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Pastel mark making

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Mark making in general

Life is a little too busy right now, so time to reflect and write about my three chosen textiles is a very slow process. So whatever energy is left late at night after a long working day is used for mark making and testing various media. I love pastels, especially soft pastels, love the intensity of pigment and the versatility, so here is few examples of mark making, both with inspiration from forms but also […]

Autumn melancholy – mark making

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Ideas and experiments / Mark making in general

Autumn is here – a number of grey and quiet days has passed, and so I have been out to soak up the energy of quiet withdrawing and with this a sense of melancholy. — Have tried to convey the feelings and impressions on small pieces of textured Japan paper in sepia. I have used Sepia charcoal to make the studies – not too much contrast. — Here are a couple of pages from my […]

Lines and planes showing up

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Mark making in general

One of the exercises in Atessa during the textile course was to use no more than 10 lines to describe the planes and lines of a mountain landscape. A good exercise for removing the overwhelm which such a landscape can convey. It was tricky at first – not to get caught up in interesting colours, details etc, but after a while it gave a totally different way of looking – very fascinating. An example is […]