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Travels To A New Hemisphere ((KB Cafe Free Drawing Lesson #6 )

Not only did Bob Turner go to the Southern Hemisphere to get his drawing’s subject matter, he also went into the Right Hemisphere of his brain to get the job done.   Bob is a retired mechanical engineer, and you … Continue reading

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Go Figure in the Landscape (KB Cafe Free Drawing lesson #5)

Reference photos popped up on cell phones and appeared as magazine photos and personal snapshots. These pieces were done in about forty five minutes and remained fresh and fun on account of the relaxed atmosphere. The exercise was to imagine … Continue reading

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Cafe Table Flowers as Models (KB Cafe lesson #4)

Last week’s lesson turned out to be a surprise due to last minute events!  We drew individual flowers plucked from the Cafe bouquets.  We covered  structure,  gesture, and contour.Jane Barlowe’s quick flower study Tip for structure:  to connect the stem … Continue reading

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Go Figure! (free drawing lesson at the cafe #3)

Welcome to our Drawing Workshop!  All adults and all levels of experience are welcome! We will begin with a painting demonstration showing how to insert figures into a landscape painting.  Figures can be used to animate a painting and tell … Continue reading

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Success for All at the First Free Live Drawing Workshop (KB Cafe Lesson #2)

Well, that was fun! July 9 – 11:30 to 1 pm.  Always free.  All adults welcome:  This week we’ll do a different fold to get a bigger surface and then we’ll get some  instruction on human proportions so that we … Continue reading

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How to Draw a Tree: a peek at the process (Online art lesson #72)

Tree drawing is akin to tree hugging, but you get graphite, not bark, under your fingernails.  When drawing trees, you get to visually hug way up to the crown  and out to the ends of the smallest twigs. This video … Continue reading

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Must Have Art Books! (Online art lesson #64)

“Must have art books!” is a simple statement along the lines of “Will work for food!” Rummaging  through stacks of old books and papers, I felt like an addict needing a fix.  I was tippy and needed an art book … Continue reading

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Drawing Flowers: The Individuals in the Bouquet (Online art lesson #63)

To honor the memory of Margaret Munt  (July 3, 1954 – May 31, 2012), we’re drawing flowers this week.  Select a few flowers almost at random.  They can be wildflowers, roadside “weeds”, or carefully cultivated varieties. Admire each one from … Continue reading

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Drawing Flowers from Life is More Inspiring – (Online art lesson #59)

  I started painting flowers on silk scarves a few weeks ago.  At first I looked at photos and illustrations before drawing directly onto the silk with resist.  But soon I took the clippers out into the garden to gather … Continue reading

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How to Draw an Ellipse: Linear Perspective Part II (Online art lesson #53)

Happy St. Patty’s Day.  Two holiday posts:(video) Mixing Ireland’s Forty Shades of Green  Artful Greens and Malarkey                     Daffodils are blooming and all sorts of life is pushing its way out of the dirt.  Intending to do a seasonally correct … Continue reading

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