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• Mark making is done with a splayed brush, a rag, or other object that can be used to dab paint in splotches

The artist will generally have some uncertainty as to the shape of the splayed brush/rag, so the splotches that are applied will have a level of indeterminacy. Subsequent splotches after an initial splotch might be similar to the initial splotch, and rhythm can be created with this repetition. By turning the rag or re-splaying the brush, an artist can remove him/herself from purely intentional mark making, moving toward the accidental.

Featured above: Madame Vuillard Sewing by Édouard Vuillard.

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