Diana is a fun, down to earth person with a very loose and carefree style that I am very drawn to. No measuring, no over thinking, no rules. Yea!
We started with a warm up exercise that Diana calls journal spilling. I think a lifetime ago it might have been called stream of consciousness writing. We just wrote and wrote and wrote without thinking or planning until Diana told us to stop.
Then Diana demonstrated some of her background techniques, which involved a lot of water.....appropriately called paint spilling.
After which we proceded to cover up all that writing, and that was a process I enjoyed very much.
Other exercises involved drawing lines. This was my favorite. Put your pen down on the paper and start drawing, and don't lift the pen or stop drawing until time is called (or the page is filled, whichever comes first). Also, don't cross over any of the lines.
I'll be filling that with color at some point. Here is another page I worked on.
My art pals, getting all inky and painty.
Michele and Heidi
Heidi's hands, smooshing the paint
After our lunch break we made paper dolls. I don't know about you, but these crack me up. Here are the girls:
We were joined by some other friends.
Play nice, ladies!
Although the workshop was geared a bit more towards beginners than I'd expected, I enjoyed myself thoroughly, and was introduced to a new supply which I absolutely love......Derwent Inktense pencils. They are watersoluble ink pencils. So, they react with water as watercolor pencils do, but when dry, they are permanent, because they are INK, not paint. Very rich beautiful colors, and I think I need to get a larger set.