Oil on canvas, 8" x 10"
I wiped the first version of this after spending a whole afternoon on it. The next morning I moved everything around, cut some more rhododendrons, and came up with a composition I like a lot more.
Oil on stretched canvas, 6" x 6"
After my portrait class yesterday we went painting. What a beautiful spring day it was! This little cabin is part of a summer community in Portsmouth RI. We were set up on the side of a road which was very quiet, but seemed to have a lot of police cruisers going by. I wondered if we looked suspicious (it wouldn't be the first time), or if there was some art appreciation going on (are they all talking about us on their radios?), but it turned out that road was the back entry to the police station.
Oil on canvas paper, approx. 7" x 8"
After my portrait class on Wednesday, we went painting at Anne Hutchinson Park, a small and probably mostly unknown park in Portsmouth. It's got a stream and a nice little waterfall. I painted on a canvas pad, not something I usually do but I liked it because it gave me the option of extending the painting a little more on the bottom.
I start every portrait class with a short demo-- this took about 15 minutes. I've had such a great class this past month that we're continuing the class, at the Portsmouth Art Guild in Portsmouth, RI, for another two weeks. It's on Wednesday mornings from 9AM-noon, and if you've taken the class before and would like to get a couple more weeks of portrait painting in before the summer starts, let me know, or contact Suzanne at the Art Guild.