Tricia Reust

Tricia Reust is a visual artist working in most media and has lived with her family on the Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland for the past 36 years.

Among many awards, Tricia was awarded 2nd Prize in the 10th International Drawing Biennale in 2019 and won the National Mortimore Prize in 2012; has been a finalist many times in the Bald Archy; recorded two television episodes with Colour in Your Life; and has been published in the Australian Artist and all four “Incite – The Best of International Mixed Media” publications through North Light Books.

Tricia’s second book “Using Chroma Art Materials – Tips and Techniques for Creating Art” is now available, and her revised “Landscape as Story – Directions for Creating Expressive Landscapes” has been released.

Her three instructional DVD’s are available through Pulsar Productions, and she has several videos on art processes, mediums and techniques on YouTube, and through Chroma Australia.

Tricia is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia, and a Life Member of the Redcliffe Art Society. She is a popular workshop presenter and has taught throughout Australia and overseas.

Tricia’s art process increasingly involves presenting layers of story in her images.



Drawing over Collage on Canvas with Tricia Reust ~ Intermediate to Advanced

Tricia will be working on drawing theory and creating works on three gessoed canvases, one smaller (about 10 by 12 inches or 11 by 14 inches or so) and two larger, at least 24 by 24 or 24 x 30 inches, or so. The process will be to do drawing exercises and create some drawings to use; collage the canvas surfaces and colour on the first two days; and complete the works with drawing on the third day. Drawings can be incorporated both in the collage and drawn directly on to the canvas.



Recommended Materials



  • Three gessoed canvases (the canvases usually come already gessoed if purchased from art stores), one no larger than 11 by 14 inches or so, and two at least 24 by 24 or 24 by 30 inches, or so.


  • Visual diary
  • Graphite pencils (2B or softer) for taking notes and for the drawing exercises; The class will also make a stencil using this paper from the visual diary;
  • Waterfast black ink pen (for drawing on white tissue paper). Tricia uses Pigma Micron.
  • Charcoal (can be both willow and/or compressed)
  • Charcoal pencil; white pastel stick and white pastel pencil
  • Optional drawing media of your choice eg., conte; pastel; coloured pencil; Inktense pencils; Pigmented or acrylic inks etc


  • Acrylic paint (not Jo Sonja) for glazing and for colour wash on the canvases. Some good transparent colour choices include:
  • Red Gold
  • Permanent Alizarin
  • Phthalo Turquoise
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Paynes Grey
  • Transparent Yellow etc.
  • Optional – gesso; white and black Atelier Free Flow for final details.


  • Container for water (EG: old ice-cream tubs). Palette knife.


  • A goat hair hake brush for moving the colour wash around (if you don’t have a have a hake you can use Tricia’s with her colour washes)
  • A Taklon liner brush if going to add detail with the black and white Free Flow;
  • Cheap wide bristle brush at least an inch wide for medium application.


  • (Must be flat, not one with wells); Water misting spray bottle; masking tape; scissors.


  • Container for water (EG: old ice-cream tubs)
  • Palette knife
  • Sponge roller; sponge (not sea sponge but a synthetic one with uniform texture).
  • Paper towels essential and rags (Tricia uses an old towel to cover my surface); cling wrap.

Essential Mediums

  • Binder Medium; Clear Painting Medium (now called Atelier Middle Medium)
  • Matt Spray (this is not fixative)
  • Spray varnish
  • Art Spectrum clear pastel primer

Collage Materials

  • Any thin papers and fabrics:- Tissue paper (at least one sheet of white essential), and any other interesting papers that you wish to utilize, including (you do not have to bring everything) printed napkins; paper doilies; ticket stubs; photocopied music and maps etc; snake skin; thin paper bark; etc. I will have some to share.
  • Reference photos – landscape; birds; flowers; figures; still life objects etc – any motifs you want to explore.
  • Optional – Drawings (graphite and/or charcoal) from home to use in collage.

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Saturday 25th - Monday 27th May 2024

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