We will be working on two gessoed canvases. The process will be to place photo transfers; collage and texture the canvas surfaces; complete the canvases with paint, incorporating dry brushing and glazing, and drawing over the transfers, and possibly drawing on the canvas. Participants can choose to work in a contemporary or traditional manner.
The workshop will commence at 9am Sat 22nd April (for a 9.30am start) and run through until 4pm with a break for lunch.
On Sunday 23rd April, the workshop will recommence at 9am (for a 9.30am start) and run through until 4pm with a break for lunch.
Tricia Reust is a visual artist working in most media. She exhibits regularly, teaches, judges competitions and is active in the arts community.
Tricia won the National Mortimore prize in 2012; is a finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Prize 2014; was a finalist in the arcYinnar National Drawing prize 2014 and 2012; has had work accepted nine times in the Bald Archy National Touring Exhibition; recorded an episode with the Television series Colour in Your Life; and has been published in the Australian Artist and Artists’ Palette magazines.
Her instructional DVD is titled “Drawings and Mixed Media”, and her two e-videos, one on drawing and one on texture and mediums, are available from her web site.
Tricia is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia, and is a member of 30 Realists; Artists in Redcliffe; the Portrait Society of America; the Redcliffe Art Society; the Bribie Island Art Group and the Moreton Bay Regional Arts Council. Her awards cover many themes and media including pastel, portrait, mixed media and miniature.
The barest essential things for workshop 1 are two canvases; paints, palette knife and brushes; paper towels and a visual diary to take notes; photocopied images; spray bottle; containers for holding the washes (I use round takeaway ones); flat palette and sponge roller; binder medium, clear painting medium, gel texture medium and texture compound medium (I use Atelier); glad wrap; clear packaging tape; collage papers; and
If you are planning on putting any of your drawings into the collage, you will need some Mat Spray – this is not fixative- it is not varnish! it is a professional seal for photographs etc; I use Micador.
Drawing gear and Art Spectrum clear pastel primer- it has to be Art Spectrum as the other mediums available do not dry as clear.