Over the years, Diana has grown as an artist and discovered a love of texture. This led her to discover using Plaster of Paris in her paintings. The luminosity when painting on plaster is unlike anything she has ever seen and she finds it difficult to pull herself away from the layering process. Diana calls it a push and pull process….with the plaster and the artist taking turns developing the art. It’s about simple expression, a return to playing in the mud.
In this workshop, you can joyfully shut off the noise of your inner critic so that you can let loose in the relaxing and creative atmosphere of Diana Mulder’s working studio.
You will be making three unique Plaster of Paris paintings using a variety of applications and techniques that will produce beautiful results in your work. Impregnating burlap with multi layers of mixed media applications you’ll soon discover the limitlessness of the results you can achieve.
Diana will teach you:
- Layering with acrylics paints
- Cracking plaster
- Molding, sculpting
- Sanding, distressing, layering
- Attaching artwork to substrates
- Glazing, staining and sewing to your substrate
Diana’s step-by-step approach to teaching can help you gain confidence and experience not only with using Plaster of Paris, but also in experimenting and implementing your own ideas into your artwork.
Please be sure to check your e-mail purchase receipt for file attachments containing your materials and supply list, and any handouts provided with this workshop DVD.
Diana Mulder is a mixed media artist living in Southern California. She grew up in New Jersey, and attended Parsons School of Design in New York City. She has enjoyed a 20+ year career as an architectural designer.
Originally a watercolorist, she decided to explore her inner artist and discovered a love for other mediums, including acrylic, oil along with paper, burlap and plaster. After working as a designer for many years where precision is so important, her newfound passion for textured art and impressionistic painting has been truly liberating. And working with plaster has added yet another medium to her repertoire of skills.
Diana’s Artful Gathering Retreat workshops include Getting Plastered, and Getting Plastered, Again. Now available on DVD.
She has exhibited at the Watercolor Society of San Diego gallery and the Good Earth Coffee Shop in Lake Forest, CA. Creating has been a part of her whole life and sharing her experience and knowledge through teaching others to share her passion is one of truly rewarding aspects of being an artist. www.DianaMulder.com