Experiments in Abstract Mark Making

You rarely get what you expect in life and despite it being almost Christmas you won’t see a stunningly beautiful festive painting as done by Lesley White nor this marvelous Thanksgiving watercolour by Carol King.  But I do promise not to whine this time.

Anyone who kindly reads my witterings know that the process of setting up my online shop has wilted the neurons in my feeble brain.  (Almost whined there.)  The remedy?  A first venture into abstract doodling mark making, some of which is influenced by images seen on the internet.


Abstract art isn’t supposed to look like anything, which is immediately freeing.  It can be whatever you make of it – or whatever you don’t make of it.

With ink and watercolour paints, I soon became totally immersed in making marks and shapes for their own sake, which was most gratifying.  Time zipped by.


Making repetitive gestures was both relaxing and absorbing; sometimes it felt almost unconscious as I tried not to exert too much control.


And yes, these images will be put to use in my ** Zazzle Store.

I’m considering running another site purely for commercial posts.  Maybe next year.

Until then, a huge thank you to all of you who have supported me by stopping to look or comment and I sincerely do wish you all a very merry festive holiday.

** I closed my Zazzle shop in March 2017.

4 thoughts on “Experiments in Abstract Mark Making

  1. It is so good to have you back creating art and posting here, June. That is a gift in itself. Your venture into design and abstract mark making is so interesting. I like how each of them fold and bend across the page. Wonderful exploration! Thank you for the link, so much!


  2. I must agree with Leslie, Having you back in the blogosphere is the best! I like your abstract work, particularly the last one with the lines and dots. But they all have great graphic qualities that I can see on almost anything in your Zazzle store.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and here’s to a happy, healthy and creative 2016!


  3. Smiling at how you and Leslie managed to find so much to say about a few scribbles – you’re both just the best!

    Maybe the Spring will prompt a few floral paintings. Looking forward to what we all create in 2016.


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