Watercolor: Made to Order
Marsha Donahue, Instructor
Sunday, April 14 and Monday, April 15, 2019. 10am-3pm.
Join Centre Street Art Gallery, as they welcome watercolor artist Marsha Donahue for a 2 day beginner/intermediate Watercolor workshop. This exciting workshop is dedicated to fit your skills and needs. You may be a beginner, wanting support getting started , an intermediate painter who needs some direction, or more experienced, and just need a refresher in ideas and technique . Let us know what you are looking for. We’ll gear this workshop toward your needs, with demonstrations, exercises, and critiques. All with great fun!! Registration: By April 1, Call Centre Street Gallery for Sharon Bouchard at 207-442-0300. Cost $275.00
Centre Street Art Gallery is pleased to welcome Maine artist Leslie Woods.
“I paint figures, because I am passionate about composition, and bodies are my design elements. Muscles are maps of their actions, and bones create patterns. Hands and feet indicate specific activity , and I love to emphasize their lift, fall, and twist.
People have always been easy for me, so I quickly desired more complexity than the static poses of figure classes. While I can draw and paint portraits, I prefer to apply hats and shadows, because well-done head and body placements convey expression without distractions. I want anyone to see self, relatives, or friends in my work.
Sport permits my love of brilliant color, which I temper to accommodate my somewhat cubist, color-block style. I enjoy the demanding puzzle-making of color changes based upon light, motion, and my artistic vision.
First I consult my stacks of reference materials to determine what my characters will say before I turn a two inch photo into a twenty inch figure. All of my paintings require multiple photos, drawings, research into anatomy books, and an understanding of the subject. I want an entire work to present kinetic energy and attitude thru my carefully crafted composition.
Join the Members and Community of Centre Street Arts in welcoming “Life by the River”. This exhibitian is Joanna’s personal expression of her journey through illness, treatment, and recovery.
“Making art, in connection with the aliveness in nature, gives my painting practice a sense of deep meaning and urgency. The experience of the changing seasons, the weather, and the Bath Bridge in particular impact my work. Plant life surviving the harshness of winter, once again re-gain their health and stamina and show up in the garden, the moving river, the trees, the flowers & rocks, and my work.”
Once again, join the members and community of Centre Street, as we celebrate another well known Maine Artist.
Kat Von Huene escorts us into fall with a new body of work that unfolds as Kat gives it life.
“As a child, drawing gave me an alternate world, into which I could escape and saturate in the things that I loved.”
“Maine has been my home for 28 years. Sea Shells (especially broken ones), nature, and tugboats have been fun to explore. A recent series looks at my grandmother’s world at the turn of the century. I love to portray hat ever pleases my eye, yet I often discover a quiet darkness under the natural beauty here. i never know in advance how a piece will unfold, so i let it have its own life”