The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

January Workshops


8th Making Simple Tape Bound Books
Using natural paints made in the class paint a large sheet of watercolour paper on both sides. While this is drying make a small sample tape bound book in preparation tor tearing your painting into smaller pieces to make a one of a kind artists book which you can work back into if you wish.

All Materials supplied

15th Playing with Egg
We will look at many different ways of using egg as an art material, from traditional egg tempera to stenciling, stamping and breakdown printing. Also learn to make traditional gesso. This one of my favourite mediums to work with as it is so versatile.

ll materials are included.

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

22nd Encaustic Basics 
Description: In this introductory class we begin with safety, the most important component in learning encaustic. We address ventilation, correct working temperatures, and the proper use of equipment. I will explain how to make your own of encaustic medium and paint, appropriate supports and how to make a traditional gesso ground. I will show you how to size a panel, the many different ways to apply paint, fusing options, how the paint looks at full strength versus glazing, and focus on how to achieve a smooth surface.
You will learn how to treat the edges of your panels, control your work through different fusing techniques, control your brush strokes and learn a variety of methods of drawing into and onto your work. Techniques include incising, filling, scraping, drawing and creating texture.

All materials are included.

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

29th Encaustic Next Steps 

Description: Wax is the perfect ground for inclusions and transferred imagery. I show you a variety of transfer techniques using carbon paper, carbon pencils, graphite, charcoal,, and toner based images. Learn how to collage paper and fibre into your work. Add bling to your work through the use of metal leaf.

 All materials are included. 

Though I will provide a list of things you can bring if you wish to personalise your work.

Prerequisite: Encaustic Basics I or equivalent skills

For Pictures go to workshop wednesday or click here

x te

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Singing Spring Into Being

















These are now all the works on paper
mentioned in yesterdays Post
They are for sale through me
soewnearth at yahoo dot com dot au
for $25 AUD ea

Postage $2 in Oz
and $5 everywhere else.
I will be posting on wednesday

Tomorrow they will be for sale at the market
and then next week I will put them on Etsy

x te

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


Singing Spring Into Being 70 x 50cm
Sumi-e ink, graphite, titanium dioxide, milk,
rabbit skin glue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna
on watercolour paper

This piece first appeared on my blog here
just a little over a year ago

Now it has been torn up

to be sold off

as individual pieces

each will be signed and numbered

These are new pieces

Teeny tiny works

9 x 9cm

Natural pigment mixed with a glue medium

Finished with hot wax

Big brother is twice the size.

All these will be off to the Denmark Market 
with me on Saturday
Any that are not sold
will be in the studio 
on Sunday
and who knows maybe even on etsy

x te