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© 2019 Este MacLeod

© 2019 Explore Colour

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...

November 7, 2019

With colour one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft. - Henri Matisse


Line drawings, Inktense resist transfers and contrasting colours are the focus of today's mini-project.



Inktense pencil, deli sheets (clear and already pai...

November 6, 2019


Drawings of circular shapes inspired by jellyfish and numbers turned into drawings of sea anemones.


Use the Pinterest board to inspire your drawings. Jellyfish and anemones are beautiful shapes to become simplified line drawings: https://www.pinterest.co.u...

November 5, 2019


Layering and textures on the watercolour paper base-layer will be explored in today's mini-project. Circular print marks and resist techniques are created using watercolour, masking fluid and matte medium.


There are two resist techniques I woul...

November 4, 2019

 The time has come,' the walrus said, 'to talk of many things: of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings. - Lewis Carroll


This week's mini-projects will be about organic curved lines and contours, aqua underwater colours and textured layers....

November 2, 2019

Bloom like a flower; unfold your own beauty - Debasish Mridha


Various elements come together in Module Three's big collage assignment. Imaginary drawings, black lines on deli paper, resist patterns, stencil shapes and layers of colour are incorporated in a com...

November 1, 2019

Boldness doesn't mean rude, obnoxious, loud, or disrespectful. Being bold is being firm, sure, confident, fearless, daring, strong, resilient, and not easily intimidated. It means you're willing to go where you've never been, willing to try what you've never tried, and...

October 31, 2019


Using paper stencils to create shapes and build up colour layers adds another dimension to collaging.


Making colour layers in shapes inspired by the fruit drawings. In this mini project we will explore the use of paper stencils along with Inktense draw...

October 30, 2019

For the artist, drawing is discovery. And that is not just a slick phrase; it is quite literally true. - John Berger


Drawing is a very important component of this week's module, the shapes and imaginary florals created will now be done in deli sheets in orde...

October 29, 2019

(Regarding the colour wheel) All colours are the friends of their neighbours and the lovers of their opposites - Mark Chagall


African wax fabrics are a wonderful source of inspiration for Module Three that is all about bold colours and organic floral shap...

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