Deanna Thibault Mixed Media Collage Workshop April 30 & May 1

Deanna Thibault
Deanna’s work varies from impressionism to abstraction. It is always full of design, color and pattern. Many of her paintings begin with black ink line using a technique called “Blind Contour Drawing”. In this technique, you look only at the objects as you draw, not at the paper, letting your eye move along shapes and edges in the objects, letting your hand follow your eye as you draw. This technique often creates whimsical shapes. Working very spontaneously, to these shapes she adds fresh, bold color, pattern and texture using watercolor and acrylic paints, and then applies hand-painted collage papers for additional pattern and color. As a result of this process, many people describe her work as having great black and white graphics with color and design that sizzles!

A few years ago, with the help of the staff at Sarnoff’s Art & Writing in Tucson, Arizona she developed a new process that allows her to frame her canvas and paper-based work without glass or plastic glazing. This process essentially seals each layer of her work — painting, mat and backing — with several layers of clear acrylic gel medium. When dry, these layers are assembled into a “sandwich” using a heat mounting process. This unique, new process permanently fuses together the art, the backing, the mat, and a transparent, protective, and non-reflective finish. Paper-based works can then be immediately framed without glazing, while gallery-wrapped canvas works emerge ready to hang.

Her technique is fun and creative, so come and be inspired!
 Deanna will also offer a 2-DAY WORKSHOP on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 9am to 3pm. Class will be limited to 12 people. A supply list will be provided to those who register. Member cost will be $100.00. Non-Member cost will be $130.00

Make Checks payable to LGAA
Contact: [email protected] (see link below which will open your email so you can email your request) or Sue Bagwell for more information at (432) 213-0860, phone or text.

Lake Granbury Art Association
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