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 ūüĆ≥

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.”

Watercolor workshop…it’s official!

I will be giving a workshop in beginning watercolor techniques. There are no prerequisites required to take this workshop. It will be on Saturday the 12th of January from 10am-3pm…bring lunch. The workshop will try to take the mystery out of basic watercolor techniques that will allow you to play with color and techniques that you can apply to your future watercolors.

I will supply the watercolor paper and paints.  The cost of the workshop include the paper and paints. The workshop will be $75.00 for the day.  If there is bad weather we will move the workshop to another Saturday in January.

You will be responsible for your own watercolor brushes, a pallet for mixing colors and a weekly pill container (weird but useful for holding your squishes of paints I will give you =o) Also bring a plain white plate for mixing colors.  You can order these brushes and pallet at http://www.dickblick.com (click on images to enlarge them).brushes listpill box
Watercolor daisy pallet

 

 

Some words of inspiration…..

Here’s some inspiring words from Ralph Waldo Emerson….

In the beginning .. you know –
when you start something with enthusiasm and vigour, only to realise –¬†it takes a lot of hard work and energy to create results.¬†
Every artwork, every photo, every song, every book –¬†begins with an creative¬†imagination and an idea.
It’s the execution which takes hard work and skill … and constant learning.¬†
Today has been a day wrought with mistakes Рbut in that place I hope, is learning. 
I am a work in progress…‚ÄúEvery artist was first an amateur.‚ÄĚ
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Here comes the N’or easter…..stay warm and safe…see you all next week!