UWA art

Zen of Drawing

at   UWA Extension     Perth, W.A.


Zen  its a feeling
Zen its a feeling




Zen….. ‘drawing with a chinese brush’


watercolor fern foliage greens, meaning of Green, debiriley.com
Song of Green, watercolors debiriley.com



simply watercolors, Autumn leaf, debiriley.com
Simply Fallen


A relaxing,  “Zen” approach  to drawing.


Key focus is on the methods of   Relaxing  through the media of drawing.


inspiration of the art in nature, tree photo, debiriley.com
Inspiration of Nature


All the art supplies for the workshop course are being provided.

Professional artist quality materials are chosen  rather than student grade.

Soft pastels, pen and ink, different pencils, inktense media  and others  will be available to work with.



The papers also will include Arches 100% cotton as well as some unique Japanese papers and specialty papers.





These   photo images  are just Samples,  of the types and the styles of approaches we will be considering and exploring in the course.

These approaches are geared for simplicity.  Ease.


Geared for …. the art of  allusion, to evoke and to suggest.

This is  the principle of wabi sabi   called  YUGEN.

The art of ‘suggesting’ a deeper beauty  rather than stating it directly,  underlies much of the course approach and techniques.


The Hills at Dawn debiriley.com
draw with a skewer


zen of colour: forest in cobalt teal blue pg50, debiriley.com
Zen of Colour: Forest






9 thoughts on “UWA art

  1. Thanks for looking around my pages..thought I would return the compliment and so glad I did. I love your watercolours- I felt very inspired and learnt loads just by scrolling through – fresh colours lines and shapes- very inspiring for glass work- I may just root out my paints. 🙂

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    1. none that are online; but I can really recommend Tony Smibert’s book Landscapes from your Imagination. other than that, you could have a look at John Lovett’s wc videos. we’re all different, I’m just abit selective. 🙂

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