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© 2019 Este MacLeod

© 2019 Explore Colour

March 31, 2019

Week One - Mille Fiori

Basic flowers in primary colours

Over the first week, attention was given to basic colours: how colour ranges are created, and the way we perceive them alongside each other in harmony and contrast. The exercise of cutting out colour wedges from mag...

March 30, 2019


The final collage project of Module Four incorporates stamped and printed colour sheets in a complimentary colour. Red and green are demonstrated with the emphasis here on green. You can swap the emphasis or choose another colour with it's complimentary colo...

March 29, 2019


Before creating the final collage project that incorporates complimentary colours, stamp marks and paintbrush techniques on deli sheets, there are two smaller projects exploring complimentary colours.


The first project is a round collage, created...

March 29, 2019


In this module the focus so far was on developing a collection of textures and stamped marks and shapes using complimentary colours. Before we move onto the final collage projects it is important to pause and to reflect on what has been created, and in parti...

March 28, 2019


Creating printing marks with stamping is a technique that offers ways to include a wider variety of marks and to be creative with textures on the sheets that will be used for collage.There so many ways to apply paint with stamping in the creating process, an...

March 27, 2019


Creating textures and patterns to use for this module’s collages is what today’s project is about. In addition to the masking fluid project where textures and patterns were created in colour, this project will explore the creation of geometric patterns by me...

March 26, 2019


Complimentary colours are the colours on the colour wheel that are opposite each other. These colours are a primary and secondary colour that have nothing to do with each other so to speak; they are the colours that contrast most and are not in harmony in th...

March 25, 2019


The fourth and last module of this course starts of with a drawing project focusing on using CAPITAL letter shapes. Similar to the first project from Module One, you will be creating templates to be used as components of the drawings, as flowers, stems and l...

March 23, 2019


Creating a collage artwork inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement, and in particular Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Margaret MacDonald is the focus of the main art project for this Module Three.

During this module we explored pastel colours and tin...

March 22, 2019


Having painted rose shapes, the next step is to make outline drawings of the flowers. These will be used in the collage project. Adding drawn lines, textures and marks is part of this module.

For today’s project you will focus on creating rose drawings, using...

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