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Do You Have Mark Making Envy?

One year ago   |   By Kem Studios

'My Friend Raven' 5x7 pastel ©Karen Margulis
It happens to me. I admire a painting. I study it. Maybe it is the color palette I like. Maybe it is the subject. But often it is the the marks...the way the pastel is applied. Oil and acrylic has brushwork. We admire an artist's brushwork. In pastel we don't call it brushwork but the way an artist applies the pastel is often known as mark-making.
The way an artist makes marks is unique to that artist. It is like handwriting. No two artists have the same calligraphy or application of pastel just as no one has the same handwriting.
When mark envy...
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