I have been thinking about gestural marks lately, as you know. My Music Series is based on those marks, but I have been making them with some regularity over the years. So I thought I would share another one with you again today. I also want to show you another view of a recent post which has several gestural marks combined.
This is an old painting which uses quite a few gestural marks. Basically what I did with this one is place the painted canvas on the ground (outdoors) and used paint right from the container to splash on it! I apologize for the clarity of this painting, but it is the best I could do with the silver paint. There is also a dark blue paint on here, as well. It is 20" x 30" deep, gallery wrapped canvas. I rather like the way it all works with the variety of marks and how the blank space helps lead your eye around the silver marking.
I also wanted to show you this other view of the weaving I shared with you yesterday. I think you can see the gestural marks here a bit easier. On each paper, there are several gestural marks and in this case being woven together. Of course, with yesterday's suggestions, I am not sure how much further these marks will go. The other thing to consider is look at how the paper strip also creates a psudo-gestural mark!
So how do you use gestural marks in your work? Do you combine them? Of course I know the answers, but it is always interesting to hear what you have to say!
I hope your day is filled with Beauty!