Saturday, September 20, 2014

Dewey Painting Demo

Dewey Painting Demo
Pondering the art of watercolor painting by David Dewey at Birch Point Beach
State Park,in Owls Head, Maine on September 15, 2014, 
his book HERE, his web site HERE, his figures HERE
sketched on September 19, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

He She Be

He She Be
lawn chairs at painter David Dewey's home in Owls Head, Maine
on September 15, 2014, sketched on September 19, 2014
6" x 4", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Strathmore cold press 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE 

He She Be
by Bruce McMillan

"Nice day," said he.
"Indeed," said she.
"We seem to be
two," supposed he.
"Two be or not?"
questioned she.
 
poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission


Strange but True Facts: Shakespeare's soliloquy, "To be, or not to be, that is the question—" is written without a question mark.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Caldbeck Gallery on Elm Street

Caldbeck Gallery on Elm Street
looking towards the Wyeth Center of the Farnsworth Museum
in Rockland, Maine on September 15, 2014,
sketched on September 17, 2014, Caldbeck Gallery HERE

7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

At David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
David Dewey is the author of 
The Watercolor Book
Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist
Watson Guptill, 1995

Marjie at David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
Rockland Landing on Mechanic Street
Watercolor, 6" x 4"
 
 Jerry at David Dewey's Watercolor Workshop
Rockland Landing on Mechanic Street
Watercolor, 5" x 7"
 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beach Towel II

The influence of color on my work from the David Dewey Workshop:
This is your Turner's Boats. Save this; frame it."
-David Dewey
Boats at Sea, J.M.W. Turner HERE
Beach Towel II
Beach Towel (the first in this series online HERE)
at Birch Point Beach State Park in Owls Head, Maine
on September 15, 2014, sketched on September 15, 2014
11" x 6", A-size Berkley and Jensen 2-ply quilted paper towel
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

David Dewey Watercolor
Workshop Class Day 5 of 5
David Dewey's web site HERE 

1
Birch Point Beach State Park at 9:00 am 

We gather. About the beach site HERE

2
Colors for the art


3
"It has to be rich chromatically
as I even the colors out."
David Dewey



4
"Framing, lifting, balancing.
See your subject through that lens.
" David Dewey

David Dewey goes back and forth as he works,
painting and drawing and painting and drawing . . .

 
5
"I'm not trying to describe any rocks.
I'm just trying to get a blanket shape over it."
"When painting the darks on rocks:
"See my blanket? As heavy as it is, it's lifting.
It's still a blanket but I'm just trying to
sculpt it out with my darks."
David Dewey



6
"I'm going to add the island, the baguettes, three baguettes.
The three baguettes, sounds like a singing group of three ladies.
The Three Baguettes."
David Dewey


 
7
On changes of the sky and light while painting plein air:
"Get the frame down. Get anchored that way." David Dewey


 
8
Our graduation ceremony at David Dewey's Owls Head home.

Monday, September 15, 2014

View from Spruce Head



View from Spruce Head
in the village of Spruce Head in South Thomaston, Maine
on September 14, 2014, sketched on September 14, 2014
20" x 14", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.

Color in the Wash 
by Bruce McMillan

Water drips,
surface wash,
color spreads,
ocean greens,
subtle tones,
water color
painting, see?

poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission


1
Gathering at the boatyard at Spruce Head, Maine

2
A demonstration of a color wash for the sky and sea.

3
The scene for the art.

4
"It all comes out in the wash," said David Dewey,  
"so to speak." . . . two . . . three . . . four.

5
"A landscape is a sandwich of color  
with a heavy dose of sky." –David Dewey

6
The finished art at Spruce Head, Maine,  
ready with the power of its wash.

7
The Ashlee Marie lobsterboat of Spruce Head,  
ready for a hull power wash.

8
Bruce McMillan by David Dewey,
framed, awash in orange and blue.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Boat by a House

Boat by a House
opposite the boatyard in Spruce Head, Maine
on September 13, 2014, sketched on September 13, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, wax resist, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE.




The plein air location in the boatyard

David Dewey Watercolor
Workshop Class

David Dewey Website HERE 

Our class began with a reference to
noted painter J.M.W. Turner's watercolor
Boats at Sea.
1
Boats at Sea
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851)
Watercolor on paper, 280 mm x 222 mm, after circa 1830
Tate, Acquisition accepted by the British nation
as part of the Turner Bequest in 1856
The art of Turner HERE
A biography of Turner HERE

2
The thumbnail sketch by David Dewey
for his class demo painting.
 
 
3
Boats and People on Land

4
The painting takes shape.

 
5
Wet watercolors are in the mix.

6
The subjects posing on land.

7
The art on the way to landing.

Boats on Land Perspective
by Bruce McMillan

Dewey painted
 boats on land
while on land.

Turner painted
Boats at Sea;
where was he?

 poem © 2014 Bruce McMillan
not for reuse without permission

Cylinder Blocked

Cylinder Blocked
on Mechanic Street by the Harbor in Rockland, Maine
on September 12, 2014, sketched on September 12, 2014
10" x 8", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE 


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David Dewey Watercolor
Workshop Class
David Dewey Website HERE

1
On a sunny day I sought solitude on a tiny spit of land

in Rockland Harbor I set up a rectangle atop triangles.
I turned and looked back to find . . .

2
. . . my subjects, forms, a cylinder and block to put upon
a rectangle while interpreting the colors of gray.

3
Afterwards, I observed David Dewey interpreting color,
the artist using the watercolor white of the paper
to interpret his color.

4
he laying on of a wash.

5
The building of color that speaks to him.

6
A simple scene simplified while maintaining
the complexities of it all.


7
The discussion of technique, and the tilting of the canvas,
spreading the wet color.

8
The end of the day discussing class work
among triangles and rectangles, where it all took shape,
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Artist Art Subject Dory

Artist Art Subject Dory
David Dewey with his demonstration painting for his workshop
in Rockland, Maine on September 11, 2014,
sketched on September 12, 2014
7" x 5", Winsor & Newton watercolors, #3 graphite, on 140 lb.
Fabriano Artistico cold press fine grain 100% cotton watercolor paper
unframed, sold framed, $100 plus $5.50 sales tax plus $10 shipping
Also posted at Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge HERE 

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David Dewey Watercolor
Workshop Class
David Dewey Website HERE

1
Rockland, Maine September 11, 2014

2
The color mix in his pan, flowing from on to another creating subtleties.

3
The artist sketches and paints alternately along the way,
sketch,  paint, sketch again, paint again, onward.

4
The artist, the subject, our workshop class.

5
The art of the dory.

6
David Dewey, the artist and his art at the Caldbeck Gallery HERE, Rockland,
Maine, where his watercolor art sizes range from 7" x 5" to 41" x 36"
and the prices range from $1,800 to $20,000.

7
David Dewey discusses the class art of the day under a tent . . .
8
. . . while falling raindrops on the tent punctuated his watercolor comments.