Visit my Fine Art America shop - a selection of my prints!

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Kwanzaa still life’s, winter landscapes, models in flowing gowns, Doodle Dine sketch session, 12/28/20

 Doodle dine 12/28/20 notes, recall

11:38 pm after the session, which we’d finished at 9pm

Recall of images list, out of order

  1. some kind of symbol
  2. #3 Icicles on window? Abstraction
  3. Wintry landscape far away barn in snow
  4. Kwanzaa still life candles, oranges, pumpkin? Grapes gourd?
  5. Red n green still life - glass of milk , towel,peppers? Strawberries , leaves, basket
  6. Black beauty model in hot salmon dress
  7. Black beauty model in hot pink huge voluminous gown (was in school with someone in the  group)
  8. Euro robin or bluebird? in holly branch w berries
  9. Little snowman looked like penguin face - carrot nose, black beret, whitish scarf, stick branch arms


Doodle dine draw

some of the subjects from virtual sketch session, 12/28/20

The host, Liz Popiel, has curated a set of images, (whether photos or art), for us to draw that session. They start with short times, 3 min.) ,set to a timer, and continue to longer ‘Poses’, c. 20 min, as if they were models posing. Participants hold up their work, if willing, between each image. This is all done over the Zoom platform.




















































Wednesday, December 30, 2020

“Let’s draw winter animals and scenes!” - January Children’s Programs 2021

 

January Children’ Drawing Programs, 2021

These are the themes for the January workshops as they would have been. 

"Let's Draw Winter Animals and Scenes!"

1/05      Snowflakes and winter scenes
1/12      Polar Bears, Pandas, and Penguins
1/19     Winter sports
1/26     Arctic Animals
(MLK Day - 1/18)


Download these demo drawings to try your hand at drawing. Or print out and color! Hope it is ok they are out of order!



















Sunday, December 27, 2020

Happy New Year’s coloring page. 12/27/20

Happy New Year's coloring page. 12/27/20
Hats, fireworks, New Years Babe and old Father Time!
Ring in the New Year!
It is up to us what we make of it. That is the creative challenge in any mess!

.....I actually recorded the act of drawing of this, but now I'm chicken about editing it.
I don't trust that anything I clip off will still be there somewhere. So for now you just get the drawing I ended up with!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Still life’s, fantasies, and landscapes. Sip & Sketch Session # 37, 12/25/20, Christmas

Still life's, fantasies and landscapes. Sip & Sketch Session # 37, 12/25/20, Christmas 
I started here by writing an out of order list of the images. I over imagined, looking for ages for a fantasy castle I thought we'd drawn!
And then I put the list in proper sequence.
I had missed the first two images, having come late to class...
I drew these in my tablet’s notes, with an ipencil, slip sliding all over...
  1. Big urn with Xmas lights still life
  2. Still life - big round vase w branches of pink blossoms
  3. Northern lights over fjord in Iceland
  4. Stag w huge branches as antlers
  5. Chicken with crazy head plumes
  6. Gingerbread castle
  7. #9 Three chubby male dance figures, 9a,b,c



















Sip & Sketch session #37, hosted by theater costume and set designers, Lisa Jordan and Cindi Taylor, 

Thank you so much for making these sessions possible. 

They curate a set of images for each session. Participants draw each selection at varying 'pose' lengths - until the timer rings. Then most participants show their drawings briefly for a group screen shot in 'gallery ' view.







Friday, December 25, 2020

A friend‘s holiday arrangements, 12/25/20

 My friend, Shelley Christou,  sent me pics of the decor she put up for the season. I think she did it yesterday. I put the pics here because I always have storage issues with my phones.

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings and a Happy New Year!


































Thursday, December 24, 2020

Christmas Angel - Let Peace and Joy Reign, 12/24/20. Digital drawing and poem

 Christmas Angel - Let Peace and Joy Reign, 12/24/20

Let Peace and Joy Reign

















Over earth it may wane
That we be of one vein.
Our tears may so pain
As to wear a long chain
We may let the light strain
But always our great gain
When we sing the refrain
Which in our hearts remain

Catinka Knoth
12/24/20
Please do print out and color!
Much love to all - 
Wishing You Joyous Holidays and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 19, 2020

African ceremonial face decoration, continuous line drawings, Sip and Sketch session #36, 12/18/20






African ceremonial face decoration, continuous line drawings, Sip and Sketch session #36, 12/18/20

Sip and Sketch session #36, 12/18/20

Quokkas - Also called qualkies adorable marsupials in Australia. Friendly. People go to have selfies with them. They are related to kangaroos and wallabies. They live on an island called Rottsnest. Dutch for ratsnest. The Dutch discovered  this island way back when and named it so for the Quokkas, which they thought were rats.


A tricorn hat rock formation at Yosemite
Romanesque or Gothic arches ruins in -?-
Japanese flamenco style gown

Castle, perhaps Cinderella concept art, for Disney theme parksMusk ox with young rider/driverAfrican ceremonial face painting 

 

Sip n Sketch session #36, hosted by theater costume and set designers, Lisa Jordan and Cindi Taylor, 
Thank you so much for making these sessions possible. 
They curate a set of images for each session. Participants draw each selection at varying 'pose' lengths - until the timer rings. Then most participants show their drawings briefly for a group screen shot in 'gallery ' view.










   




Friday, December 18, 2020

A lightbulb w birds on its wires, a rose closeup with a cat profile inside, an arrangement of tailor’s tools, a painted primate - Sip & Sketch Session #35

Drawings from online zoom sketch session 12/11/20

Sip n Sketch session #35, hosted by theater costume and set designers, Lisa Jordan and Cindi Taylor, 

Thank you so much for making these sessions possible. 

They curate a set of images for each session. Participants draw each selection at varying ‘pose’ lengths - until the timer rings. Then most participants show their drawings briefly for a group screen shot in ‘gallery ‘ view.


Lightbulb with birds on the wire

A rose with unintended cat’s profile ...

Wheelchair dancers
























Praying mantis and prey.

Tailor’s tools.



.




.




























That ribbon chapel building is by  Hiroshi Nakamura 

The primate is a Mandrill, similar to a baboon. It appears to be painted but that is how they are made!

The dancer wearing a crown of roses, reminds me of a Caravaggio subject. 




https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-caravaggio-getty-20171220-htmlstory.html


Face and overlapping landscape scene...



Thursday, December 17, 2020

Rembrandt, Durer, and Callot figures; street scenes, abstract nature formation photos - some of the subjects from virtual sketch session, 12/14/20

 Rembrandt, Durer, and Callot  figures; street scenes, abstract nature formation photos - some of the subjects from virtual sketch session, 12/14/20

The host, Liz Popiel, has curated a set of images, (whether photos or art), for us to draw that session. They start with short times, 3 min.) ,set to a timer, and continue to longer ‘Poses’, c. 20 min, as if they were models posing. Participants hold up their work, if willing, between each image. This is all done over the Zoom platform.


These are my drawings from the session. I’ve been drawing these on the iPad mini using the iPencil. It’s handy and the black is black. But not really better or easier than physical media. It gives certain constraints to deal with, that I don’t see as worthwhile skills to be developing, the iPencil is a much better drawing tool than a ‘stylus’. There’s no really good solution yet. Technology just is not there yet. And most tablet users are not people who do lots of writing or drawing. So, I don’t have much faith this will be developed into a real useful working function.


I’ve been drawing these in ‘Notes’. I try to start a new strip perhaps every 4-5 images. If I were to cut these up into separate images, would they be about the same resolutions as if they had been 

drawn as single images? Have yet to test that.


Many thanks to Liz for making this happen.





,













































Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Gingerbread house coloring page, 12/4/20

Gingerbread house coloring page, 12/4/20
Download, print, and color! Have fun. Better yet, draw this with your own variations. Maybe you'll make, bake, and decorate a gingerbread house cake!

Christmas and December holidays motifs demo drawings to color.




Christmas and December holidays motifs demo drawings to color.

Monday, December 7, 2020

December Children’ Drawing Programs, 2020

 December Children’ Drawing Programs, 2020 

Here are the themes for the December workshops as they would have been. 

12/01    Gingerbread houses & holiday decorations

12/08   Hanukkah celebrations 12/10-18

12/15    Christmas and Holiday cards 

12/22   Holiday cards & winter solstice & Kwanzaa (12/26-1/1)

12/29   New Year's Eve Celebrations


Download these demo drawings to try your hand at drawing. Or print out and color!
























































Sunday, December 6, 2020

St. Nicholas Day - Cat and Pig set out shoes, phone drawings, 12/6/20

 St. Nicholas Day - Cat and Pig set out shoes, phone drawings, 12/6/20

...and they have plenty of apples. I’ve seen some shoes with carrots? - aahh, the kids put them out for St. Nick’ps steed, be it donkey, horse, or reindeer. St. Nick puts candy into the shoes. And I thought it was package delivery that brought me my order of chocolates yesterday - right thru the letter slot out of the incoming northwest winds storm’s way. But the package was too big for the letter slot. Someone actually put it inside my door!











Cat and Pig’s St. Nicholas Day, ‘touch’ drawing. 12/6/20.❤️ - CK









Cat and Pig like St. Nicholas Day, ‘sig’ drawing. 12/6/20. - CK



Friday, December 4, 2020

digital drawings from Sip & Sketch session #33, 11/27/20. It was the day after Thanksgiving

 My digital drawings from Sip & Sketch session #33, 11/27/20. It was the day after Thanksgiving. Images ranged from an reptilian eye close up to a formation of flamingos, and a classic Maine lighthouse scene.


....drawings from online zoom session. Sip n Sketch session #33(?), hosted by theater costume and set designers, Lisa Jordan and Cindi Taylor, 

Thank you so much for making these sessions possible. 

They curate a set of images for each session. Participants draw each selection at varying ‘pose’ lengths - until the timer rings. Then most participants show their drawings briefly for a group screen shot in ‘gallery‘ view.















Flamingos
Curvy modern architecture

Yellow house with yellow flowers 

China stacked teacups ladies 

Portland Head Lighthouse















Reptilian eye close-up
Daughter of actor Will Smith
Mending flows of fishing nets, A & B

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving Turkey draw along demo, IMG 9026



A screencast of my drawing this Thanksgiving turkey on ipad with ipencil. You can follow along and draw your own. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you draw your own you can use any colors you want. Have fun. Let me know what else you want a drawing screencast for!   


Hope they show the final drawing once this YouTube share goes thru...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Sip & Sketch Session # 32, Friday, 11/20/20.

 Sip & Sketch Session # 32, Friday, 11/20/20.

Owls, figures, doorways into landscapes, peppers, Shintu bridges...

My tablet drawings from recent online virtual Zoom sketch session hosted by Lisa Jordan and Cindi Blank Taylor

I draw in the tablet’s own drawing option in the native notes app. I could start a new note for each sketch or just scroll down to more empty space. Later I edit these apart. Here I have not separated them. 

The first sketch was from a photo of the little stowaway owl whoo showed up in the Rockefeller Center Christmas  tree. I think it was a saw whet owl. Unlike the virus that has been wreaking havoc everywhere it hitches a ride to, this owl brought us the feeling of wonder and magic that comes with the holiday season. We head into the deep cold, the top half of the world readies to go to sleep as the sun retreats, promising it will return with its warmth. We  honor this season so we can remember in the cold that the earth and our spirits will renew. Over and over again