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  1. Irene

    Take away for me is to give batching a try. Many times I’ve thought about doing one subject, multiple times, using different media. I commit to giving it a try this week! Irene

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    • Carrie

      Go for it Irene! And be sure to share it when you do <3

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  2. Jean

    Strange, in the past I would have thought of batching as merely a production mechanism. After this talk I see the study/learning merits as well. Hello!

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    • Carrie

      I’m glad to hear it Jean! 🙂 Thanks for reading and for sharing your thoughts.

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  3. Catharina

    Batching sounds like a great idea! I am going to give it a try and I always wanted to create a series. Thank you for explaining the difference.

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    • Carrie

      Catharina I’m glad you think so! I’d love to hear how it works out for you <3

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  4. Judy McKenzie Daniels

    Hi Carrie… well put .. succinct and clear. I now have a goal. Batch .. even perhaps in my sketch book a series of watercolour and ink using the same palette .. simple landscapes including trees.

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    • Carrie

      Judy – yay for goals! I love your specificity too, that’s super useful for artists seeking to grow and develop their skill.

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  5. Shannon

    I’ve worked in a series before but I’ve never heard of batching. Sounds like a great idea. I actually met an artist recently who does this but I difn’t really understand what he was doing. Light 💡 bulb moment!

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    • Carrie

      Excellent Shannon I’m glad this helps!!

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  6. Seema

    How is batching different from a series. I am self made watercolour artist and don’t know much about these terms. Please help.

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    • Carrie

      Hi Seema, there is overlap between the terms. Batching means using similar resources, materials, colors to get a bunch of work done at once. A series isn’t always completed in batches, doesn’t always use the same materials, colors or resources…but it can be!

      Consider a series of landscape watercolors. You may choose to do a series that talks about different seasons. That would not batch easily because you aren’t using the same color schemes. You could still batch drawing them all at once, though.

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  7. Bonnie House

    Thank you for this video. I like the idea of working on more than one project at a time. I can see how this would help me get more artwork done and get to see what is my voice. Also, by doing this method I will have all my supplies all together. Right now I am doing Gell Prints but when the weather gets better I want to get back to doing encaustic art which is the same idea as Gell printing but doing it with wax.

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    • Carrie

      You are welcome Bonnie! I look forward to seeing all of your work 🙂

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  8. Kim Hine

    I have had an idea of a “series” of small paintings in my head for a while, maybe if I start them in “batching” I can get them out of my head and into real life. I have a goal on my “Bucket list” to sell one piece of my own art. So thats where I am headed.

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    • Carrie

      Great Kim! I look forward to seeing what you create 🙂

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  9. Rebecca

    I didn’t realize until after I watched this that I am actually doing a series as I learn a new technique. In my case, doing one piece at a time is more beneficial as I learn so much from completing the piece, and take it a step further or change something in the next piece that improves the overall style. I have found batching beneficial when doing pieces that were to be hung together.

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    • Carrie

      That’s a great way to build new skill, explore new ideas and as you say have a group of art to hang together. Thanks for sharing Rebecca!

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