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.


Martin Lukas Ostachowski

Geometric abstraction artist based in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada. I work mostly with acrylics on paper, and I prefer large spatulas over brushes.


  1. Carola on 13. June 2017 at 14:22

    I like the different approach. I really love the results. I love the way how you painted 4 studies at once. The first series of 4 is my favorite. I really love the combination of colors tat you’re using.

  2. Blair Villanueva on 14. June 2017 at 3:03

    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?

  3. Irma on 15. June 2017 at 16:59

    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.

  4. 3nions on 15. June 2017 at 21:03

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

  5. Filipa on 17. June 2017 at 6:30

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

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