Sunday, July 13, 2008

Camp Kawanhee on Monhegan Island

Helping Camp Kawanhee is a wonderful experience. Not only do I get to teach drawing and watercolor techniques to interested campers, but it also is an opportunity to go on hikes around the island to see the cliffs, the cathedral woods, as well as swim in the ocean (brrrrrr), go on a beautiful boat ride, and be in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.

Below are two pictures of the campers who were in my class. We'll have a small show for them, displaying their art back at the base camp some time this week.

This guy was starting a drawing of Jaime Wyeth's house (formerly owned by Rockwell Kent).

Many of the campers focused their artistic efforts on the wreck of the D.T. Sheridan. Some of them did observational work, while others were inspired to illustrate their thoughts about what the ship wreck would have looked like as the boat ran aground in a storm.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

I'll teach watercolor on Monhegan

I'm very excited that it all worked out, and I will be teaching four watercolor classes on Monhegan Island, Maine.

I used to attend Camp Kawanhee as a camper. They still go out to Monhegan for fishing and hiking trips. I have not been back to the island since 2001, and I look forward to have any excuse to visit this beautiful piece of land off the coast of Maine.