Lasdon Arboretum Plant Sale and Art on May 16th

The house will be opened on May 16th during the Plant Sale.  If you would like to have some of you work on display please bring me your framed piece with proper wire hanger this coming week.  Deadline for drop-off is May 13th. 1-3 pieces per student 🙂

Spring is here!  © laura gould
Spring is here! © laura gould

New Summer Class

Watercolor Color Pencil class will be offered from June 10th to July 15th on Wednesday mornings from 10am-1pm.  We will explore the possibilities and fun in using water soluble color pencils (Caran D’ash, Derwent, Faber Castell).  You will need Watercolor pencils and 140lb hot press watercolor paper.  A minimum of 5 people enrolled in class is  necessary for the class to run.  Should be fun :0)


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Watercolor pencils to choose from...
Watercolor pencils to choose from…

New Fall Schedule

The Fall Schedule is now ready in the “Classes” section above :O)  We will return to Pound Ridge Nature Reserve from the end of September until Christmas week.  Weekday classes will be from 1-4pm and the Saturday classes will be from 10am-1pm.

Summer isn’t over yet and we are looking forward to two more visits to the farm.  The last farm visits will be on August 6th and August 27th.

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New Facebook page – Sharing Botanicals :o)

I have started a new Facebook group page for my classes.  Many of you have asked for a place to share you work and be able to ask questions when you feel stuck between sessions.  So I’m going to try the Facebook forum and see how it goes.  It is for student’s in my classes only….it is a place to share with me and with fellow classmates between classes.  So for those of you who are on Facebook search for the group page “Sharing Botanicals”and join us.  I will visit the site frequently and try to help out with helpful hints and tips.  You can also enjoy each other’s work and questions.  Have fun and be inspired.

I will also be share things I am working on during the summer break and beyond :0)  I will still continue to post all updates on my website as well.

Those of you who are already on Facebook I took the liberty of inviting you into the group….you can delete your invitation if you don’t want to be part of the group…no worries :0)

I hope the rains have finally ended……phew…..what week!

I am working on a giant strawberry inspired by a website I think you will all enjoy! http://workshop.watercolourswithwow.com it is by a talented botanical artists Anna Mason.  She has many wonderful videos on technique…enjoy 🙂

Here’s my first attempt at a video….a little shaky and blurry but fun! 

Botanical Art Show and Plant Sale this weekend!

The Botanical Art Show will be open to the public this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00-3:30.  The Annual Plant Sale will be this Saturday….lots of lovely plants for your gardens :O)

Very proud of all my students and the work they have contributed to the Spring Art Show….hope you get a chance to come and see!

 

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Crocuses!!!! a sign of Spring :O)

Spring Art Show!  All works chosen for the Spring Art Show must be submitted the first week of May :O)  Works should be framed in neutral frames with light matts and wire for hanging, no bracket hangers.  Please include a label on the back of each piece with name of subject, medium and cost or NFS (not for sale).  The show will be the weekend of the plant sale May 16th, 17th and 18th.  I will have sign up sheets in class for the Plant Show Sneak Preview on Friday evening and the show on Saturday and Sunday from 11-3:30.  Looking so forward to Spring!!!!

First crocuses of Spring,,
First crocuses of Spring,,

 

News » Natural Science Illustration: Painting a Bumble bee January 31st 2014 – Lizzie Harper Illustration ¦ Botanical Illustration & Scientific Illustration by Lizzie Harper

Lizzie Harper has shared a beautiful example of her process in painting a lovely fuzzy bumble bee.  When you go to this link click on the first link on her page to access the drawings….enjoy!

News » Natural Science Illustration: Painting a Bumble bee January 31st 2014 – Lizzie Harper Illustration ¦ Botanical Illustration & Scientific Illustration by Lizzie Harper.

My family ♡

Andrew, Ben, Devy and I had a wonderful time at The Cape.  The weather was beautiful and the beaches were pure heaven.  I can still hear the surf…

Not for reproduction ® Laura Gould
Not for reproduction © Laura Gould

Don’t forget the Fall festivities at Kitchawan Farm this Saturday from 4-8pm….everyone is welcome!

The art from the summer workshop will be on display for all to enjoy.  There will be plants for sale, local crafts, food and music.  It is suppose to be a beautiful afternoon…..come and enjoy :O)

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Supplies for drawing on the farm….

Watercolor paper journal or pad.  Comfortable size to carry…and work on in you lap or holding in your hands.  If you want to participate in the art show at the end of the summer you may want to use a pad with removable pages.  If you are not going to play with watercolors than regular sketch journal or pad will be fine.

Micron fine tip pen (black) tip  o1, 02, 03 are good choices :0)  Click on chart for a clear image….

pen point chart
pen point chart

If you want to play with color bring some water color color pencils and a Water Brush Pen…ready to go (filled with water).

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These supplies are available at local art stores and craft stores.

Bring water for drinking and a camp chair or camp stool for sitting.  There is a lovely picnic table under a large tree which is also a shady place to get out of the sun and draw :O)

Summer mornings on the farm :)

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Come and join us at Kitchawan Farm this summer!

I will be offering 5 sessions from June-August.  We will meet every other Tuesday from 9am to Noon beginning on June 11th and ending on August 6th.  We can sketch the farm as it grows through the season….from the early plantings of June to the full blooms of August.  Kitchawan Farm is a working flower and CSA vegetable farm we will be sketching alongside farmers and gardeners =o)

The end of August we will have an art show of our drawings on the farm.  The show will be opened to your family, friends and to friends of Kitchawan. Drawings will be priced modestly $10-25.00 dollars.  Half of the proceeds will go to support Kitchewan Farm.

If you want to join us at the farm send $125.00 to reserve your space.  This payment will guarantee your place in each class.  There is a limited amount of space, registration will close on June 1st.  People who want to pay on a class by class basis will need to email the day before to  make sure there is room available. Drop in cost will be $30.00 per class. (lauragould@mac.com)

Hope to see you under the shade tree 🌳

Watercolor Workshop a success :)

The workshop went well….lots of color theory and learning how to work with the medium while using a limited pallet.  I hope to run this workshop again in June and a second follow-up workshop where we can apply what has been learned to subjects.  Thanks everyone for coming!

watercolor color wheel

 

“This color wheel is not my own but from an unnamed internet source.”