Spontaneous Marks - Intuitive Paintings

Spontaneous Marks – Intuitive Paintings

I am publishing my last painting set of 2016 titled Spontaneous Marks, which consists of 8 studies on 11 x 14 in. paper I painted in December. While my last intuitive painting sets were dominated by large-scale colour applications, this set is defined by fewer marks and colours.

For this painting set I tried a different approach. Typically the intuitive painting series follows an intuitive unplanned approach to applying paint and textures; in this set I tried to remove the thinking process even further, by forcing myself to very quick applications of a few preselected colours, smaller tools and fewer strokes. Also, I painted four studies at once, quickly moving from one piece to the next, therefore eliminating the opportunity for over thinking.

After creating a background, I used complementary colours to establish the focal points. I then randomly dripped liquid acrylics and China ink and worked with spatulas and a calligraphy pen to create more movement. Unexpectedly, the studies have come out with somewhat of an Asian touch, which I kind of like.

With this painting set, there is only one last canvas painting missing for my work completed in 2016. It’s been very busy during the last weeks as I have traveled a lot. Despite two more upcoming trips and my move to the Eastern Townships, I hope to publish the remaining painting and some photos from my last trips next month.


Last update December 22, 2020

Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Tiohtià:ke/Moniang (Montreal), QC, Canada. I explore the blockchain through the subject of clouds in physical and digital mediums. » About Me


  1. Blair Villanueva on June 14th, 2017 at 3:03 AM

    It is rare that artists are also sharing their works in a blog post form. I like the concept this collection, full of meaning and its inspiring. When is your next exhibit?

  2. Irma on June 15th, 2017 at 4:59 PM

    Very nice work you have done there. I am not an expert in art but your work looks very cool. I love the colors and the way you combine them. The third one from the last series is my favorite definitively.

  3. 3nions on June 15th, 2017 at 9:03 PM

    Wow I’m amazed to see an post on such an wonderful art it’s really rare .

  4. Filipa on June 17th, 2017 at 6:30 AM

    These are so wonderful! I don’t think I could choose my favorite. Truly stunning pieces!

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