Demo sketch from yesterday’s workshop. (Check here for future workshops and classes.) I ordered the flowers from Juniper Blue Studio here in Providence. The arrangements make me wish I could stop time.
Margaret and I have hatched a new workshop. We’ll demonstrate and teach our method for painting and drawing on the spot.
Saturday, April 28, 1-5PM, McLean, VA and Sunday, April 29 from 11AM-2PM National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC
Saturday’s portion of the workshop will be held at a private 17th-century farmhouse filled with interesting objects. On Sunday we will visit the National Gallery of Art and sketch from the collection.
Providence RI: I am teaching an 11 week roving watercolor sketch course on Thursday afternoons starting February 1. Click here for more information and registration.
Below are portrait landmark notes made in my oil painting class.
Portrait proportions after Sargent’s Lady Agnew of Lochnaw. These are the landmarks I think of when drawing a human head. Please note the measurements only hold true when looking directly at the subject at eye level.
I tend to think about the portrait landmarks in this order
I am offering a mini Roving Watercolor Sketch Class featuring festive objects and interiors. We meet Thursdays 12:30-2:00PM, November 30-December 21 at various locations in Providence, RI, to celebrate the season with our sketchbooks and paintboxes. To find out more and register click on these words. Registration is open through November 4.
There is one more spot in my roving watercolor sketch class that begins September 14 and meets on Thursdays from 12:30-2PM in Providence, RI. For more information and registration click here. Below is the new, new student portable-art-studio materials kit I am delighted to be able to offer- complete with tote and little folding perch!
Here we are at Pleasant Valley parkway in Providence.
From last week’s on-the-spot sketching class.
A new series of on the spot sketching classes in Providence, RI starts September 14. Click on the words for more information.
I’ll be at Studio Hop (810 Hope St, Providence, RI) this Sunday doing an oil painting demonstration from 12-5PM.
A wide variety of my work (mostly oil paintings but also watercolors such as the one below) will be on display and on sale. I hope you can stop by!
There are still spots in next Friday’s landscape sketching workshop and in my September garden on-the-spot classes. The sessions will be an opportunity to sketch on-the-spot, responding to the information at hand in watercolor, pen and ink or oil. Information here.
In the painting above I worked from photographs of next Friday’s location, combining the references and adding ideas inspired by my own musings on the gardener and late-summer garden possibilities. In addition I layered color in an attempt to convey depth and vibrancy.
During our Friday sessions we will discus not only capturing what we see but also emphasizing what is interesting to our eye and what serves the composition.