Friday, August 23, 2019
Back then I had no camera that could see so far out. I could only see through binoculars. My phone camera still can't see that far out. One must draw moving objects quickly and make up the rest.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We went through four sets of drawings with so many Maine birds to draw: Owls, blue jays, eagles, loons, puffins, chickadees, cardinals, cormorants, hawks, hummingbirds, herons, pelicans, egrets.
Here is a demo drawing from years ago. You can use it as a coloring page.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Next we drew the image stencil style using a dark crayon. Color in to an imaginary outline. Separate the areas and shapes by keeping white channels.
Final drawings we made, again from my ancient instamatic photo of the lighthouse taken on a ferry ride to North Haven quite a few years ago.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Camera/phone ran out of space again. Lots of flowers I would have loved to take pics of. That will perhaps give the incentive to do this again.
First there were these puddles on the sidewalk. Of course - we did have a good short rain this morning...
There were some lovely patches of clover - the kind that tastes good. And some oak leaves knocked down. I hope it is too soon for color change.
Then there was the brook. I have not looked at that for a few years.
And a magenta flox type flower, with a lovely stone wall in the background.
On my return home i stopped at a brush pile and took a spray of curling dead leaves. I may try to draw later.
The cat greeted me when I got home. The mosquitos were after us already so we did not sit
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Maine blueberries are the small tart kind and coming in to peak harvest now. People buy lots of them just to pack into their freezers.
Belted Galloway cows are also called 'Oreo cookie' cows because their markings are like the cookie. Why not 'Whoopie pie' cows?
Download a PDF of 4 little Maine Farming drawings to color from previous demo's
Download a PDF of 4 little Maine Farming demo drawings to color.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
A top hat or pork pie hat and a ski cap type shapes form the lantern part of the tower.
Long triangles - (obtuse I think), get progressively longer because of perspective.
We drew them by coloring in their imaginary outlines.
After practicing, class drew from my follow along demo. They also had reference art to work from too - the newspaper clip of my painting.