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SWATCH PAINTING

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SWATCH PAINTING
Its all about the colour

Learn how to create a finished work of art for your walls ... with no picture framer needed.... and fast track your knowledge about colour at the same time!!!

This workshop shows how to create swatches,float mount and recycle a frame all while learning colour nuances, making beautiful abstract watercolour markmaking swatches...and more

watercolour washes in a circlular format with abstract mark making shapes on them abstract watercolour patterns in pinks and blues abstract mark making overlaying darker watercolour wash circles many square watercolor wash shapes overlayed with white markmaking abstract patterns abstract mark making overlaying darker watercolour wash circles

Hi - I'm Mandy,
and I make art workshops that explore fundamental techniques and concepts while you make gorgeous art

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My latest course ... Swatch Painting ... is project based.

Where you explore colour nuances, learn something, and at the same time end up with a finished work of art for your walls

This course is easy to do - but the information gained is FUNDAMENTAL and includes a fabulous framing hack that you can use forever to save money and recycle

circular swatch painting using earthy colours and markmaking
pink and blue swatch paintings created with bright watercolour and markmaking
a float mounted swatch painting composition in pastel colours


archway shaped swatches painted with soft neutral colours and matching markmaking
brightly coloured rectangular swatches float mounted together in a painting
a float mounted swatch painting composition in pastel colours
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an example of the abstract watercolour patterns using botanical motifs on square watercolor wash shapes watercolour washes in a circlular format with abstract mark making shapes on them abstract watercolour patterns in pinks and blues many square watercolor wash shapes overlayed with white markmaking abstract patterns abstract watercolour patterns in pinks and blues many square watercolor wash shapes overlayed with white markmaking abstract patterns

here is some wonderful art by 3 Bowls founding member Dey Alexander

EASY STEP BY STEP
This course is an easy step by step project which was created to explore colour on colour in an enjoyable, meditative relaxing way

Then it includes a 'wabi sabi' framing method that removes the picture framer and shows you how to recycle old frames

The concepts in this course are simple and easy but the colour knowledge that you learn by DOING, as opposed to reading colour theory, is MASSIVE

Then once you have accomplished this first project we explore the concept of chopping up your old art and turning it into brand new wonderful creations

If you have done any of my other courses like 3 Bowls or Big Watercolour you will know that my usual approach is about the experience - and creating HEAPS of easy quick enjoyable art .... so you should have a bit of a stack of 'not quite fabulous ' creations that might like to be recycled into something awesome

blue and green watercolour stripes patterned with mark making

some more wonderful work by Dey

ONLINE COURSE & GROUP
$30 aud

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WHAT YOU GET
My courses are information rich workshops, with private facebook groups, that I spend months in live streaming, to build many hours of resources

and it is my hope that with this one I keep it light and easy - more like normal art courses you would buy

.....although once I start talking about colour - watch out...

ALSO

I feel like this course is the perfect denouement to my 3 part abstract watercolour system

In my mind denouement means the decorative flourish at the end of a story ...like the edges of a doily

Abstract Patterns , is available as a free course is the introduction to watercolour and markmaking , showing the basic process in an easy step by step process. The process is controlled and contained, so that each layer is super simple and then at the end you are guaranteed of a fabulous result

3 Bowls is a wonderful extension on the process, where the exercises are looser - the process is beautiful, and its the middle of the story, where the characters are fleshed out

Big Watercolour is definately the climax ... and its massive ... I really feel like I went down the rabbit hole with this one...its pure abstraction and BIG...in quantity and scale. I am still working on the videos inside this group - but at this point I feel like I need to step away from it for a little bit and see it from a more objective viewpoint to bring it together

but I digress...this is becoming more of a blog

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ALSO

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I have also made a step by step workshop booklet of this project - It is $65au and comes with hand made watercolour paint made by me

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THE SWATCH PAINTING COURSE PROCESS

email 1 = welcome, password, and link to join group

email 2 & video = run through materials

email 3 & video = choosing colours and painting

email 4 & video = markmaking and colour nuance

email 5 & video = composition and arrangement

email 6 & video = mounting and framing

and if you have any problems with access ...or anything....you can MESSAGE ME ON INSTAGRAM

an example of the abstract watercolour patterns using botanical motifs on square watercolor wash shapes

Even if you have never painted before

this easy project will show you how to create a unique and beautiful artworks of your own

With simple instruction by Mandy

we will all create our own unique framed works for your home

Do a simple, fun and easy step by step creative project that lead to a finished work of art to hang on your walls

I have simplified the process into a series of simple exercises that demystifies each layer

making it a process that anyone can do

And there is a wonderful learning curve about colour and markmaking inside it all

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blue and green watercolour stripes patterned with mark making

WHO IS IT FOR

This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn about markmaking, watercolour and a modern approach to abstract art

...it can introduce a new technique into an already skilled creatives armoury

- or it can be for the relaxed Sunday afternoon creative exploration

Its a lot of fun and because the process has been broken down into simple steps it makes it easy arty play

and this beautiful work is by Jennifer Garlick - another member of
3 Bowls

blue and green watercolour stripes patterned with mark making

I developed this workshop while trying to create an interesting way to explore the markmaking on various colours -

So the point of the process is to learn the subtle nuances of colour on different colours and the way it changes in EVERY circumstance

Then displaying them in a wabi sabi floating mount is just a bonus at the end ... also I am a huge fan of recycling old frames

here is some early preparation work from 3 Bowls member Christine Kemp



blue and green watercolour stripes patterned with mark making


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here is an epically large one I made



blue and green watercolour stripes patterned with mark making
ONLINE COURSE
$30aud


Other Workshops

Before I went completely abstract - I first became absorbed in mark making

It helped me to loosen up and realise how pleasurable art was without the boundaries of expectation

Every mark is a surprise - and there is no pressure because it can even become a background that you paint over - it is a wonderful feeling

As a controlled artist for over 30 years I felt a rush of the wonder I had experienced as a young artist just learning everything, it was so exciting

Since then I have been breaking more and more boundaries and have immersed myself into abstract art - I LOVE IT - and you can do it too

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