I have been asked to run two workshops at the Patchings Art Festival in June this year. Quite a challenge to put various layers together in 3 hours! I decided to put my ideas to the test and include this combination into my winter workshop itinerary. As always, my students "stepped up to the plate" and produced the most beautiful work in 5 hours. I gave them quite a difficult reference but they managed to interpret and paint unique artworks. They had to make use of their drawing skills, wash work and impasto layering in order to reach the finish line. The feedback was invaluable.