“Untitled” Mark Making

This piece is the largest so far of the mark making series.

4′ wide by 7′ tall.

This piece incorporates graphite, charcoal, conte, india ink, color pencil, and sanguine on paper.

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Stephen Lursen



This piece entitled “Frenzy” is 2′ wide x 4′ tall.

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“BeBop’in Buggy”

This piece is 5 feet tall by 3 feet wide on canvas. I primed the canvas and then put a thick layer of gesso (primer) on the canvas and drew into it while it was still wet.  I like the effect, but it is not visible in this image.

I created this piece while listening to Jazz music.  Moving with the music was really fun.  I enjoyed this one a lot.

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Stephen Lursen

Mark Making on canvas

I primed a sheet of canvas about 5.5 feet tall by 3 feet wide and then proceeded to draw on it giving attention to line and the contrast that develops within a dense network of lines.

I call it “Explosion” because the fogged or painted spaces around the center looks like a fist clenching a mass made of lines.  The hand is squeezing so tightly that the mass is exploding under the pressure.

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Stephen Lursen

Which way does it go?

I don’t know for sure which orientation this one should have.

I’ll put it to a vote…

When it is this orientation I call it “Storm Cloud”

When it is the opposite orientation, I call it “The Chandelier”

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Aerial Dogfight in a Tornado

This one I thought about and saw an “Aerial Dogfight in a Tornado”

What do you think?

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The Monster

This piece I affectionately entitled: “The Monster”.  Unless of course you can come up with a better name for it…

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Stephen Lursen

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