It’s so freeing sometimes to get the paints out with no fixed intention. We regularly cover the table with a big sheet and get creating.
Mark-making is a playful way to paint and experiment with paint-brushes. This project plays on impressions of the brush on the paper and colours.
You will need:
~ Poster paint/watercolour/ink
~ Different sizes and shape paint-brushes
~ Small bubble wrap
- Set up your page in a landscape position.
- Also have another sheet of paper to test paint-brushes strokes.
- Start painting random diagonal lines of green across the sheet.
- With a big flat paint-brush make flat dark orange makes that resemble the petals of a poppies, a bit randomly as well, imitating a field of flowers.
- Apply light blue paint on small bubble wrap (or back of pizza polystyrene tray) in some of the empty white spaces of the sheet.
- Then apply black paint with either with the tip of a small paintbrush or with a watercolour fan brush.
- Finally, splatter pink paint gently all over the sheet.
- What other flower could you create when mark-making?