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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Rockland Breakwater & Friendship Sloop sailing past, and Maine birds - student art displays from adult and kids' art classes, 8/21-22/17

Adult class did some exercises with torn paper triangle arrangements to redraw in several ways. Mostly it was to practice seeing and drawing negative shapes/spaces. It is very important to practice creating white and light areas by working with the darker contrasting areas.

In the final drawings students used continuous line drawing first and then colored as they wished. The reference was a quickie painting I had done years ago at one of the annual Friendship Sloop races. There had only been time to draw quickly whatever I could capture. I did not then have a camera that would catch anything that far away. The lighthouse I could only ever draw through binoculars. Only later at home did I paint in the drawings. When boats are racing, this artist, who is not a sailor, must do plenty of guessing.

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