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Tuesday, 25 July 2006
Birch Point Park Beach and testing photo upload for new blog software
Topic: Blog Writing

This is Birch Point Park beach (larger view). It used to be known as Lucia Beach. I went there the other day on a little picture taking trip in search of reference material for my watercolor classes, in particular I was looking for beach roses. They're gone for the season though. There may be another round at the end of the summer. I was so surprised at how many people come to this beach now. There were rows of school buses with their hoards of little day campers. Kids were having their arguments with each other over who would get to sit next to the window on the ride home as previously agreed. Agreements were being broken because one had called a young man's long shorts 'capris'. This did not sit well with the young man and therefore the young lady was not about to sit well in the window seat. There were some tears too in this little drama. But I was there for just a few moments and on to lunch elsewhere. My siblings and friends will remember when this was a sparsely populated beach. We used to marvel at the rusted metal sculpture of a drowned sailor that rose up out of a tidal pool on the rocks.

Watercolor paintings of Owls Head Maine in cards and prints. 
Large watercolor of Owls Head Harbor, Maine

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 8:27 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 29 January 2007 3:49 PM EST
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Friday, 14 July 2006
Software Changes at Tripod Causing Havoc
Topic: Blog Writing
Just a note to say - this Tripod webhost has been making software changes to the Tripod blogs that have yet to work properly.  It is very difficult to leave comments, and with some glitch or supposed fix happening the past 24 hours, may not be possible at all.

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 11:30 AM EDT
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Friday, 23 June 2006
Cats Coloring Pages
Topic: Coloring Pages
Here are some of my pen and ink cat drawings to color or paint. Click the titles for larger images to print out.

More Cats Coloring Pages
cat coloring page
Happy Birthday Cat and Dog in Sailboat
cat coloring page
Setting the Table

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 10:10 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 23 June 2006 11:08 PM EDT
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Monday, 19 June 2006
Midcoast Maine Towns Collections
Topic: Art
Here are some of my watercolor paintings of Maine towns collections. Each group of four images is a set of four artcards (large 5"x7") or eight notecards (4.25"x5.5"). Most images are also available as larger prints. Click titles for larger view. See more Mid-coast Maine towns collections, (watercolors).
card set
Boothbay Harbor
to Orr's Island
 Camden Maine card set
Thomaston Maine card set
Thomaston II
Owls Head Maine card set
Owls Head, Harbor and

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 9 December 2006 4:43 PM EST
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Monday, 12 June 2006
Mona Lisa Drawing
Topic: Watercolor Class

Mona Lisa
"Mona Lisa" after Leonardo Da Vinci, by Catinka Knoth

Mona Lisa Coloring Page from Dover Books - Leonardo DaVinci Coloring Book

We gave a try at drawing the Mona Lisa a few weeks ago. I did this with compressed charcoal on smooth newsprint. I use this newsprint because its cheap. One can get the end of the roll at a newspaper printer's for a few dollars. It lasts a long time and one can also use the paper to cover banquet tables for a community supper.

As for the drawing - I started with a loose roughing in of the eyes and kept on roughing in - nose, mouth, chin, cheeks, hairline, hair. I kept it vague until she started to appear out of the mist. Her head is not quite long enough but I can live with it. I like the drawing even though its not exactly DaVinci's La Gioconda. Read more on DaVinci and Mona Lisa at Web Museum.

Posted by Catinka Knoth at 6:08 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 6 September 2006 1:02 PM EDT
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