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Marianne Broome – Acrylics Non-Objective Abstract Workshop

Marianne Broome – Acrylics Non-Objective Abstract Workshop


When:  Saturday, October 13th, 2018

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:  2018 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

This is an exciting workshop for exploration and creativity. Even those who “don’t like abstracts” will have a lot of fun and discover new possibilities! Several different techniques will be explained in the demonstrations using acrylic paints. We will discuss composition and design and explore avenues for inspiration. Also ways to incorporate texture, the use of different tools, and the selection of a colour palette for your own painting. This workshop is suitable for acrylics and water colours and all skill levels. NO OIL PAINTS, PLEASE. Marianne will provide reference photos but please also bring your own – anything that suggests major shape designs and/or colours.


Materials: Please bring your regular acrylics or water colour painting supplies, supports, photos, and a plastic sheet to cover the table. Marianne has provided a suggested supply list for acrylics below.

PAINTS I use mostly fluid paints (Golden) for abstracts. Bring whatever you have if you don’t wish to buy more paint. Colour choices will be your own so bring any colours that you like.
Suggested most important colours:
Primary Magenta or Deep Magenta or Alizarin Crimson
Primary Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Ultramarine Blue or Primary Cyan
Mars Black or Carbon Black
Titan Buff
Titanium White – you will need lots of this
Suggested optional colours:
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Paynes Gray
Quinacradone Nickel Azo Gold
Quinacradone Burnt Orange or Burnt Sienna
Burnt Umber
Red Oxide
Dioxazine Purple or any other purple or mauve
Sap Green or Chromium Oxide Green
Cadmium Orange Hue
Cobalt Teal or Cerulian Blue or Pthalo Torquoise

MEDIUMS Acrylic Matte Medium – fluid (only needed if you have heavy body paint)
Acrylic matte gel, molding paste. Any other texture mediums that you like to use and/or clean

SUPPORT Primed stretched canvases or canvas boards 16×20 to 36×36. Bring 2 in different sizes. Or
you can work on watercolour paper.

BRUSHES Synthetic acrylic brushes (not bristle oil painting brushes)
1 ½ inch and 2 inch flat
1/2”, 3/4”, 1” brights (short flat)
No 4 or 6 round or 4 or 6 rigger
Also bring as few old, beat-up ;arge brushes if you have them

TEXTURAL Optional – any items to incorporate into your painting e.g. gauze, Items to stamp or stencil with, found
natural objects such as leaves or small branched twigs , etc.

PALETTE Disposable paper palette or paper/foam plates

OTHER 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!
Thin vinyl gloves
Plastic containers for water
Paper towel AND old rags or shop cloths (blue roll from Canadian Tire)
Spray bottle
Palette knives and any other tools for scraping such paint scraper, brayer, squeegee, old fork
Water-soluble pencils or blackboard chalk
Reference photos will be provided. You are welcome to bring any photos with simple shapes
and/or colours that appeal to you.

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

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