Weather and other factors permitting, I offer plein-air painting lessons in the scenic village of Wickford, RI, every Wednesday afternoon. Normally I and my drop-in students park at the lot at the end of Main Street. The lot has several fishing boats tied up along its edge and a wonderful view of the harbor. There are still sailboats moored in the harbor and, as the weather worsens (i.e., turns wintry) , the boats will start disappearing. Yesterday was a winderfully sunny day but with a bite at the edge of the wind.
So, instead of setting up along the edge of the lot to capture in oil a harbor scene, I decided to offer my drop-in students an opportunity to walk along the more sheltered streets. Leaving my own car in the lot by the fishing boats, I lugged my gear one block up Main to Bay Street where I set up on a street corner which offered a wonderful view of this old New England Street. The main attraction was a red house . Here's a (crooked!) snapshot of the oil sketch: