The last few weeks have been quite prolific with a number of experimental drawing and painting workshops.  The themes ranged from Klee, Degas, to music, to landforms and then to pure imagination –  wonderful art creations  emerged though out the workshop processes!   Two of the key points in each of the workshops was (1) Be gentle and kind to your self  and    (2)   Love of the Process must outweigh your love for a “product.”


Landforms,  by Debi Riley    moulding paste on paper with watercolour and aquapasto

STUDENTS  ART:  impasto on masonite  – very textural, atmospheric stormy

masonite impasto
masonite impasto












ink drawing
Ink Drawing










Ink drawing Red Ink by Caroline Grace Andrews

red ink
Red Ink
Klee Inspired
Klee inspired










The surfaces used in these experimental workshops were canvas, cotton paper, masa, stonehenge, coventry rag papers, paper with impasto and moulding paste,  masonite with impasto texture.Materials and media included collage, watercolour, inks, oils and acrylics.  The oils were only applied as thin glazes,  with a rag, rubbed on only. This gave a lovely blend of colours, as well as a much faster drying speed!