- April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tricia Reust, Queensland. Acrylics.
Experiment with an in-depth exploration of acrylic painting techniques over various themes. The course will include thick and thin brush strokes (painting mediums provided free to attendees by Chroma); glazing; dry brushing; consideration of underpainting; and creating certain effects through using a variety of tools. Theory of construction and using colour for mood will be covered. Tricia provides handouts and as much individual time with participants as possible.
Works to be created in this course:
Introduce Excitement through Dry Brushing – a Still Life
Establishing Water Movement – Sea bird on shoreline (pelican or gull etc)
Using Brush Strokes and Colour for Mood – landscape or cityscape
Release the Power of Glazing – Water Birds (egret or ducks or jabiru etc)
Establish Composition with Underpainting – Boats and/or waterscape NB You may choose to do a waterlily scene instead of a boat with this technique.
A day by day breakdown of the process to be followed:
Day I – After brief theory of design and composition, draw up compositions and prepare canvas base for still life, seabird on shoreline and waterbird.
Day 2 – Complete still life. Glaze and work on seabird on shoreline and waterbird. Compose landscape/cityscape, decide on colour scheme and establish the composition with thick brush strokes.
Day 3 – Draw up composition for boat work and establish on canvas with acrylics used as wash. Apply more glazes to seabird on shoreline, and to waterbird. Complete landscape/cityscape.
Day 4 – Complete seabird on shoreline. Complete waterbird. Continue to paint on boat work.
Day 5 – Complete boat work. Assess and finalise all works. The end of this day will include a critique and question/answer session; and discussion of professional presentation of acrylic paintings (signature; varnishing; framing).
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Tricia Reust was born in Sydney, NSW, Australia. She attended the Newcastle Art School for over two years, holds a Basic Art Certificate from the Art Instruction School in Minnesota, USA, and is a graduate with Distinction from the Open College of the Arts, Queensland. Tricia represented parents in education for over twenty-five years, including serving as a board member on the Queensland Schools Curriculum Council, the Queensland Studies Authority and the Non-State Schools Accreditation Board. She was awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Education and the Arts in 2003.Tricia exhibits regularly in regional shows and competitions, since moving to Queensland from Michigan in 1987. She is active in the art community, coordinated the Redcliffe Regional Youth Art Awards with artist and friend John Robinson, 1997-2007, and was the inaugural Chair of the Scarborough Fair Arts Association Inc. She is a popular workshop presenter and has taught throughout Australia and overseas, including Norfolk Island; Michigan; Darwin; Perth; Melbourne; Wodonga; throughout NSW and Queensland.
Tricia drives through inland and up and down the east coast delivering workshops to numerous art societies and teaches annually at the McGregor Artsworx program and the Art in Action events for the Combined Art Societies of Sydney. Memberships: Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia (PSA) Inc.; Life Member Redcliffe Art Society; Visionaries; and the Moreton Bay Arts Council. Among many awards, Tricia was awarded 2nd Prize in the 10th International Drawing Biennale in 2019, and won the National Mortimore Prize in 2012; has been a finalist many times in the Bald Archy; has recorded two television episodes with Colour in Your Life; and has been published in the Australian Artist and all four “Incite – The Best of International Mixed Media” publications. Tricia’s eBook “Landscape as Story – Directions for Creating Expressive Landscapes” is available at www.balboapress.com and on Amazon. Her three instructional DVD’s are available through Pulsar Productions, and she has several videos on art processes, mediums and techniques on YouTube, and through Chroma Australia. Tricia’s art process increasingly involves presenting layers of story in her images.
Venue: Grafton High School