All posts tagged: lines

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 […]

Texture in chopped wood

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Ideas and experiments

I am sitting here in the sun and looking at a piece of chopped wood and thinking on how to translating inspiration to mark making. The piece is beautifully adorned with deep lines, like a small animal has travelled in an unknown land. Some of the lines make up a tree with trunk and branches. Some lines provide a background. Some lines are on their way, and in my minds eye I see this long […]