Shown above: Expressions, mixed media on canvas, 20 in x 20 in x 1.5 in
This painting was an experiment. First, I wanted to feature one of my favorite color combinations: orange and pink. Second, I wanted to experiment with using a Sharpie extensively in a piece.
I quickly learned that the bright pinks and oranges would have been too much on their own, so I added a number of neutrals to offset the brightness. I worked at keeping the various colors and shapes balanced over the entire piece. I also made sure not to use a ruler to make the various squares and rectangles. I love the "humanness" of drawing freehand. It gives a piece a personal feeling, I think.
I'm Evan Stuart Marshall, an abstract painter living and working in Roseland, NJ. I love working art into my daily life.