Mark making with paint
This simple activity uses eggs, or other round objects, and paint for mark making. It can be an activity in itself – an opportunity to play with colour, and produce satisfying, surprising artworks. It can also be used as the starting point for a longer creative process.
Many artists use experimental mark making as their source material: using various methods to generate lines and shapes or collecting accidental marks, and then developing them into artworks by, for example, working on top of them, tracing or copying them, manipulating them, or collaging them together. Below are examples of paintings by artists who incorporate mark making in their process in this way – click the artwork image to find out more.