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 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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