Monday, September 28, 2015
2) draw front face plane of the building by
a) outline then colored in.
b) colored into imaginary outlne w/out outline. Use light blue crayon
3) draw side of building w white crayon in both
a) outline colored in
b) colored into imaginary outline
color over and past these invisible white shapes w a darker crayon. The white crayon will resist the darker crayon just enough to show the white coloring as different from the color area
1) draw the scene w. two crayons, (one a dark crayon). Use a dark crayon to capture negative shapes and large areas.
2) do a continuous line drawing of the scene. Color it,
And here now is my photo that we used as our reference. The building has been beautifully painted since this photo was taken. Aah but we like the stories that the old paint speaks of. The members of this grange work very hard to raise money to maintain the building.
They hold the best public suppers ever. One of my favorite places, and the few places that hold on to a spirit of Maine and its people that we love so dearly.
241 Broadway, Apt B
Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-0069 or 207 691-5544
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Sunday, September 27, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Autumn Themes Free October Adult Art Workshop Series with Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 2015
Rockland - Catinka Knoth offers drawing October's autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color, 11 a.m. Mondays, in October, (no class Columbus Day 10/12), in the Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own colored drawings of apple motifs; fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library host. FMI Knoth at 596-0069 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.
Knoth will provide instruction and guidance in drawing October fall themes. Each week is a different subject, as follows:
10/05 Apples and apple trees
10/12 No Class - Library closed, Columbus Day
10/19 Autumn leaves & scenes
10/26 Halloween pumpkins
Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children's drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth's work visit www.catinkacards.com.
attachments: art by Catinka Knoth
241 Broadway, Apt B
Rockland, ME 04841
207-596-0069 or 207 691-5544
My website: http://catinkacards.tripod.com
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My blog: http://catinkacards.tripod.com/cknotes/
Fall and Halloween Themes for Free October Children's Drawing Classes at Rockland Library, 2015
Rockland - Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The "Let's Draw Together!" workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.
October's subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.
10/06 Autumn leaves and trees
10/13 Pumpkin patches and scarecrows
10/20 Owls and bats and cats
10/27 Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more.
The workshops, sponsored by local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Participants draw along with Knoth's demonstrations. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, a Rockland artist, is known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com. For more workshop information, call Jean Young, children's librarian, at 594-0310.
Friday, September 11, 2015
These were all painted on card stock, (8.5" x 11"), rather than 'real' watercolor paper. The right brand of card stock takes paint nicely and is plentiful. It is very freeing in painting to know there is plenty of paper on hand. Ideally one would be so practiced and proficient and confident that one would not worry about freezing up when setting the brush to real rag watercolor paper.
There is no underdrawing in these paintings. They are all painted directly and made up in the moment. Maine coastal views are quite similar in general structure.
Order the 8 notecard set of all four images, (two of each scene).
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Lupine Coastal Scene Invention and Poppies Coastal Scene Invention, 2015. Setting these images up as a notecard set along with the Wildflower Cove Invention and Beach Roses with Red Boat Invention posted elsewhere.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Monday, September 7, 2015
Wildflower inventions - very quickie watercolor to act as the fourth in a series of coastal floral scene inventions.
Looks like only email uploads work here. Any other method drops the connection to the server too quickly for the image to complete the upload, with this dial-up connection.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Rockland breakwater and Friendship sloop, 2012, watercolor. Painted in arbitrary color scheme, an interpretation of a pleine-aire sketch from the Friendship sloop races in 2000 (I think). Drawing the races as they take place means one must sketch very fast - the boats are racing in the wind. I painted the sketches later at home - just a matter of coloring in. My camera back then was an Instamatic and would not pick up any good detail at that distance. I did not even try to use it. I still lack decent sailing photos! Always good to make do with one's imagination. Look at the color schemes that can result, twelve years later. This has now become a regular lesson for my classes. Part of the lesson usually is to come up with a very arbitrary color scheme.
This is a smaller version of the previous image and should show in its proper horizontal orientation.
This image disappeared on the previous upload - lost in the ether, or cyberspace! Better luck this time perhaps. It is an imaginary Maine coastal scene of beach roses in the foreground, with a red lobsterboat in that blue blue sea. This is painted in direct freehand - no underdrawing. Hope it uploads in proper landscape orientation! Starting upload at 5:12 pm (to my online email service). We'll see how long it takes to upload. The file is 2.6 mb, and this is a dial-up connection. This dial-up service in the past year has been doing everything at a slower than snail's pace. I believe they have long ago throttled down how much data they allow over these simplest of data lines.
Humming bird and rhododendron, colored pencil drawing, 2015; and beach roses Maine coastal scene invention, watercolor
These will probably be upload in vertical orientation. If I rotate on this computer, the files end up even bigger than they already are. Posting these images to this blog is just a way station for them so I can work with them in google docs! I will set up them up as digital notecard pdf's. A later edit here may follow.