A vibrant community of artists in the Orangeville, Ontario area.




When:  Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Time:   10:00am to 4:00pm

Where: Victoria Parks Community Centre, Mono Mills

Directions:   From Highway 9, turn south on Airport Road, then turn right at the first street, Calmon Drive and then immediately right onto Victoria Crescent and left into the community centre.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for set up. Tea/coffee and snacks will be complimentary but please bring your own lunch.

Registration: Please send an email to OAGworkshops@bell.net and then secure your spot by sending a cheque payable to the Orangeville Art Group to: 57 John Street, Orangeville, ON L9W 2P6. Please mention which workshop you are registering for.  OR you can pay using PayPal as directed on the web site below.


For further questions, please email Ali Leonard at the above email address or phone: (519) 940-9209.

Workshop fees:  2019 OAG members: $55.00   non-members: $85.00

Non-members may join the OAG at the workshop.



Marianne was born in England but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. As a teenager, her artwork was selling in local galleries and department stores. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in Schomberg, Ontario.

As a full time artist and a sought after art instructor Marianne is never without her sketchbook or camera, always looking for new subject matter for her stunning closeup paintings of flowers, ethereal landscapes and abstract images. Marianne also enjoys taking on commissions of subject matter that she may not otherwise paint. Some of these have been commissioned for publishing purposes and her work has been licensed for Giclée reproductions, needlepoint designs, greeting cards and fine porcelain.

Marianne’s art education in England has been furthered by studies at The Haliburton School of the Arts and courses and workshops with many respected artists.

Marianne’s work has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards. The most recent are three Best in Show awards, Best Watercolour in Show, The Franklin Carmichael Award, The Marianne Crone Award, 2nd prize in the COAA Juried Show, Juror’s Choice, Honourable Mentions and several People’s Choice awards.

Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S, and around the world.

Artist’s statement

For me painting is a celebration and emotional response to the endless beauty and diverse moods of the natural world. My hope is that my work will inspire in the viewer an appreciation of nature’s gifts and contribute to a greater collective environmental consciousness so that we may tread lightly on this earth of ours.

The texture and rich colours of acrylics, and the translucency of watercolours both afford exciting ways to express the fragility of a flower, the beauty of a landscape or strong statements in abstracted work. I am equally excited about painting for myself or mentoring others in their painting journey.

Marianne’s website can be viewed at http://www.naturesedgestudio.ca  or http://www.mariannebroome.com

Abstracting the Landscape

Marianne will demonstrate how to simplify and extract the essential information from a reference photo to create an abstracted version of the scene. While working with the elements of design, the emphasis will be on composition and value relationships to convey the essence, rather than the details. The key word is “simplify”. This is also a wonderful opportunity to be creative with colour to communicate your impressions. Modelling paste will be used to incorporate texture into our second painting.

Reference pictures will be provided and feel free to bring your own.



This workshop is appropriate for both acrylics and water colours although Marianne will be demonstrating using acrylic paints. Bring your usual materials for painting. Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table, and no oil paints please, due to allergies.


I use mostly fluids (Golden) and some soft body (Liquitex). If you have other paints bring them. Colour choices will be your own and can be as wild as you like so bring any favourite colours.

Suggested most important colours:
Primary Magenta or Quinacradone Crimson or Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Medium Hue or Napthol Red Light
Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Primary Cyan or Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna or Quinacradone Burnt Orange
Titanium White – you will need lots of this

Suggested optional colours:

Cadmium Orange Hue
Naples Yellow
Quinacradone Nickel Azo Gold Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre Red Oxide

Permanent Violet Dark or Dioxazine Purple
Chromium Oxide Green or Sap Green
Burnt Umber
Any bright colours you like such as Teal, Green Gold, Brilliant Purple …..

MEDIUMS – Molding (modeling) paste

SUPPORT – Primed stretched canvases or canvas boards from 16×20 to 24×30 or larger. Bring at least 2 or 3 different sizes and shapes.

BRUSHES – Synthetic acrylic brushes 1 1⁄2 and 2 inch flat, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat) No. 4 or 6 round

PALETTE – Disposable paper palette or paper/foam plates


Cheap watercolour paper
Small sketchbook or scrap white paper, notebook, pen and pencil
Colour wheel (Quiller or CMY are the best)
Smock or apron and wear painting clothes!
Plastic container for water
Paper towel AND pieces of old rag or shop cloths (blue roll from Canadian Tire) Plastic sheet to protect table
Spray bottle
Palette knife
Water-soluble pencils and blackboard chalk
Reference pictures will be provided
Easel if you like to work upright

Please remember to bring a plastic sheet to cover the table.

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