The Cape Verdean, oil on canvas, 14x18
The portrait above was done at Kate's portrait session which takes place 2-5 P M each Tuesday at
Providence Picture Frame. The one below is another example of the kind of portrait that can be done in the three hour period:
Jacob, oil on canvas, 14x18
Another session run by Kate is the Figure Sketching group which meets from 2-5 PM each Thursday at the same place as the Portrait Session. Here's a recent example of one of my figurative studies:
Another portrait session of interest is run by Ray Finelli, who teaches portraiture at the Providence Art Club. The charcoal sketch below was done at a session coordinated by Ray at the North Kingstown Senior Center. This session runs weekly, 10 AM-12PM, on Tuesdays.
So there is no excuse for the serious plein-air artist. We have plenty of opportunity for practice. The oil sketches shown below were also done over the last week (between bad-weather days!):