Sunday Plein Air

Fall is in the Air

Sunday Afternoons

3:00 – 5:30

Paint for two hours and then gather to share our work.

Join us to paint each Sunday – in true plein air style – with gratitude for cooler days.  

Here’s to autumn Sundays to paint outside.

“The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider.”

– Jane Hirshfield

 

Joan Bartram, Timothy Hetland's Sculpture, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Timothy Michael Hetland’s Fish Sculpture
Joan Bartram

All levels and media welcome

There is no instruction but we will share our work following the session

These drop-in sessions are free and open to all artists.  Sunday rain reschedules to Saturday where possible.  

We will obey any Covid restrictions in place at the time. 

For more information, contact Jan Burling,  pleinair@portsmoutharts.org.

Autumn Sunday Plein Air

Gray's Ice Cream, Tiverton, RI, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Tiverton Four Corners, photo by Jan Burling

Sunday September 4th

Labor Day

No Sunday Plein Air

Sunday September 11th

3:00 – 5:30 pm

Independence Park, 419-459 Thames St, Bristol.  Scene of many a summer concert including the Labor Day “Last Night” concert with the Rhode Island Philharmonic.   The crowds may be fewer – and it’s ours to enjoy.  This scenic 4-acre park is located at the head of the East Bay Bike path on beautiful Bristol Harbor and features a surfaced boat ramp, a boardwalk, concrete walkways, fountain, public restrooms, and beautiful sunsets.  Much to sketch and paint.

Sunday September 18th

3:00 – 5:30 pm

Tiverton Four Corners, at the intersection of routes 77 and 179, Tiverton.  Pick up a fabulous specialty cup of coffee (or tea) at the Groundswell Café then stroll the area to find that perfect spot for painting plein air. From the historical grounds of the Chase Cory House to the Sculpture Park behind the Four Corner Art Center, there are so many delightful views to paint.  Plan to come a bit early to pick your perfect spot.  Meet in the Gray’s Ice Cream parking lot to review our work.  And enjoy a cone!

Sunday September 25th

3:00 – 5:30 pm

Founders’ Brook Park, Old Boyd’s Lane, Portsmouth.   Returning to the gem of a park hidden off Boyd’s Lane just off Route 24 in Portsmouth.  Park on the roadway next to the grassy lane leading up to a beautiful grove of trees – and even a bubbling brook with a small waterfall.  Quite a bit of history to this little spot of Portsmouth created in honor of Anne Hutchinson and Mary Dyre. 

Sunday Plein Air

Fall is in the Air

Sunday Afternoons

3:00 – 5:30

Paint for two hours and then gather to share our work.

Join us to paint each Sunday – in true plein air style – with gratitude for cooler days.  

Here’s to autumn Sundays to paint outside.

“ ‘Only today,’ he said, ‘today, in October sun, it’s all gold—sky and tree and water. Everything just before it changes looks to be made of gold.’ ”

– Eudora Welty

 

Sunday Plein Air, Jan Burling photo, Portsmouth Arts Guild

All levels and media welcome

There is no instruction but we will share our work following the session

These drop-in sessions are free and open to all artists.  Sunday rain reschedules to Saturday where possible.  

We will obey any Covid restrictions in place at the time. 

For more information, contact Jan Burling,  pleinair@portsmoutharts.org.

Autumn Sunday Plein Air

Wendy Berube, Tiverton Farmers Market, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Wendy Berube, Tiverton Farmers Market

Sunday October 2nd

2:30 – 5:00pm

The Barrington Gazebo and Town Hall, 282 County Rd (next to library), Barrington.  Catch a glimpse of the turning leaves while painting this iconic gazebo.  Or paint looking east over the adjacent pond.  Ample parking behind the library. 

Sunday October 9th

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Adamsville, GPS for any address between 4 and 13 Main Street, Little Compton will get you to the right spot. Welcome to the historic village of Little Compton, RI.  Paint a variety of scenes in a village that is situated in three towns and two states? Historic buildings, Gray’s Mill Pond, the “Spite” tower and the incomparable monument to the Rhode Island Red.  Parking at the Gray’s Mill Pond area at 638 Adamsville Road, Westport or after hours at the Barn Restaurant (closing at noon).  Come a bit on the early side to enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at The Barn.

Sunday October 16th

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Seapowet, The Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area includes a 138-acre salt marsh, sandy areas, agricultural land and forest.  It’s deceptively straightforward to reach the Management Area parking lot, (straight down Rte 77 from the north, right on Seapowet Avenue) but just a few feet beyond that Audubon Sapowet Management Area is a small beach parking area directly adjacent to the Sakonnet River.  Paint the marsh as the fall colors wind down, or reminisce about summer painting the beach and the river.

Sunday October 23rd

2:30 – 5:00 pm

Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown.  Eking out some of the last of the autumn light – and a chance to purchase those last minute pumpkins! Sweet Berry Farm is a farm market, café, and a pick-your-own farm centered around a classic post-and-beam barn.  This is the perfect opportunity to paint or sketch a scene for the season! Plenty of parking on site. 

Sunday October 30th

2:30 – 5:00 pm

The Shop, 460 Wickenden St, Providence.  “Hip cafe with an industrial-chic interior serving single origin coffees, pastries & light fare” seems to be just what is needed as we move closer toward those indoor months.   Grab a cup of coffee (perhaps to go with that donut you picked up at PVDonuts on your way up Wickendon) and settle beside the statute of George M. Cohan to paint the urban landscape.  Street parking in the block surrounding the square.

 

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