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© 2019 Este MacLeod

© 2019 Explore Colour

January 24, 2020

Background

After spending time this week creating painted marks inspired by ancient oriental ceramics, we finally get to put them together in a collage. 

Project

Just before we get to the weekend assignment, let's explore ways to create flower- and plant-themed...

January 24, 2020

Background

There are two components (and separate posts) to today's mini project: painting the last colour sheets to be used in this module then making a collage of a plate design in the lead up to the bigger project.

Before making the first collage for this module we wi...

January 23, 2020

Background

Following on from the curved shaped brush marks, more blue floral and plant components inspired by Chinoiserie are being painted on deli paper.

Project

Blossoms and petals are painted on deli paper in hues of blue mixed with matte medium. Using the sketchbook p...

January 22, 2020

Magic lives in curves, not angles. Mason Cooley

Background

The combination of blue and white in art and decoration is classic and timeless. We continue to use a limited palette of colour for today's painting mini project inspired by ancient oriental ceramics. 

Chinoiserie...

January 21, 2020

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. - Paul Gauguin

Background

There is so much inspiration to be found in plants and flowers, and today's project is inspired by twigs found on trees.

Project

Painting marks and brush techniques are the main focuses of this week's...

January 20, 2020

Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all it's flavour. ― William Cowper

Background

Having a selection of 'visual' textures is an important component of this course. The deli paper sheets are semi-transparent and used in thin layers to build up collages, incorp...

January 18, 2020

Background

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.

Project

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

January 17, 2020

Background

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

Background

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.

Project

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

January 15, 2020

Butterflies are self propelled flowers - R H Heinlein

Background

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...

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