Summer Mini-Course: Painting The Costumed Figure Outdoors – COMPLETED

Two Full-Day Classes: July 9th and 16th, 2019

9:00 am – 4:00 pm (one-hour lunch break)

Locations: TBA

Presented by Oregon Society of Artists

$190 for two full-day classes ($95 per class)/ $110 per drop-in class

Model fee included in price

Please register online at

Note: You must be an OSA member to register for classes.

Join us outside this summer and experience the joy of painting the figure en plein air! Painting the costumed model while enjoying the beautiful summer weather has been a time-honored activity since before the Impressionists. Why should they have all the fun? Bring a human element to your paintings while reveling in the vibrant color effects of sunlight and shadow!

We will be painting in select park locations around Portland.

Painting the figure outdoors requires that you work quickly, making accommodations for the changing light.

We will learn how to:

  1. Select a viewpoint least affected by changing light.
  2. Quickly compose and sketch your painting.
  3. Observe and paint values.
  4. Create harmonious color.

Questions? Email the instructor at

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