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© 2019 Este MacLeod

© 2019 Explore Colour

January 18, 2020


For the weekend assignment you will be incorporating the different processes and techniques learn during the first module of this course to create an artwork of six butterflies.


The number drawings, deli paper coloured sheets and carbon paper textures a...

January 17, 2020


So far for the course's first module we have created colour wheels from found and painted colours. We prepared coloured deli sheets painted with basic colours, created a spectrum of tints by mixing in white, and a batch of colour tones by mixing black with th...

January 16, 2020


Carbon copy paper offers something special to the art of painted paper collage, adding line work in mirror and duplicate form. It is a great way to explore and expand ideas for layering.


Today you'll be doing two mini-projects. Both are drawing projects...

January 15, 2020

Butterflies are self propelled flowers - R H Heinlein


For Flower Collage II I took the liberty of including butterflies as an artwork project rather than a floral themed project. 

Today’s project is dedicated to making drawings of butterflies, and there is...

January 14, 2020

What I need most is colour, always, always - Claude Monet


We are pausing to do an exercise to reflect on the colours sheets created for this Module. In this sketchbook project you will review the colours mixed from the basic set of eight plus white and black t...

January 13, 2020

I prefer living in colour - David Hockney


Creating coloured deli sheets is central to this course, the materials used to create the collage layers, and we will start with the very basics. Before we mix up colours to create varieties like orange, purple and ran...

January 11, 2020

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with defined form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways -- Oscar Wilde


Colours are powerful! They affect us in different ways, whether we are conscious of it or not. From the food that we...

December 11, 2019


Here’s the basic layout of Flower Collage II's four modules. All projects and videos that make up the individual modules will be available here. The projects will be released at 9am GMT from 11 January until 9 February every day apart from Sundays (the catc...

November 9, 2019

Reality whistles a different tune underwater - Tom Robbins


At the end of the last module of Flower Collage II we will create an underwater garden inspired by drawings of red cabbage, coral, sea anemones and aquatic life.


Prepare your watercolour sheet w...

November 8, 2019


Module Four's collage projects will be about underwater gardens with sea anemones, coral, sponges, and plants as inspiration. The colours of tropical seas with the variety of sealife will be the focus of the collages - today's project is about creating water...

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