Mark Making Love with Inge Flinte
INTRODUCING INGE FLINTE OF @THINKINGWITHOUTTALKING
Expressive marks and colorful details is what Inge Flinte is all about. An artist and photographer from New Zealand, Inge interprets the world around her in an art form she calls 'notetaking' - capturing moments of interaction in painted forms. We've loved connecting with Inge through the @colorcrushcreative account. If you're wondering how to find your own art tribe, Inge says Instagram is a game changer.
TAKE LOOK AT INGE FLINTE'S ART PROCESS:
Keep making - Keep practicing - Keep going. This is how Inge approaches her art practice. Its so easy to overthink and over analyse a potential piece before even sitting down to paint, so the best thing Inge does when she's feeling stuck is to just start painting and not be afraid to make mistakes. Not everything is going to look great and she's liberated by knowing that's okay.
Inge also has no problem with experimenting with different tools, paints, colors, and mediums. She's willing to scribble. All this room for discovery can really help an artist break out of a creative rut. Inge says, "My favourite tool at the moment is the top from the Golden Fluid Acrylic bottles!"
A FEW FUN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INGE:
1. Inge went to art school and work as both a photographer and painter. She had a few years after art school where she produced very little work as she began to overthinking her approach to making art. Its only in the last three years where Inge refocused herself on her studio practice and being an artist.
2. The world that surrounds Inge is the major influence in her artwork - from the explosion of green in her garden, to the scuff marks left behind on walls; showing the residue of lives lived. She is drawn to observing and recording these interactions.
3. You could say that Inge is obsessed with light - she loves how its presence and absence can transform a space and its a major influence in both her photography and painting.
4. She loves to switch up painting styles every now and then. It allows her to both experiment with new techniques and keeps from getting bored.
5. Inge's painting practice is about finding a balance - in a visual sense between serendipitous and intentional marks; and between the chaos of everyday life and her art.
Find out more about Inge Flint on her website: ingeflinte.com
YOUR TURN: MAKE YOUR OWN MARK
Do you find yourself in a creative rut or over thinking your next move? Try some of Inge's techniques. Use scraps of paper that are not precious and don't worry about the outcome, just try a bit of everything.
Use random objects as tools, mix art supplies you wouldn't think to put together, look around where you live for a color or pattern or detail to instigate your next mark...just don't think too much about it before you make your next move. Be spontaneous!
Here are a few great supplies that Inge uses, maybe it's time to try something new?