We had planned on sketching locally this week but there was a last minute opportunity the Portland Urban Sketchers was offered. It was too good to pass up on. This was definitely one of those things where I wished I had packed more than my sketchbook but there was no way to know for sure what we would have to work on until we got there. We only had two hours to work which wasn't enough time for me to ink the drawing in. Barely enough time to get the magnificent detail sketched in pencil as it was. I'm just going to say WOW on the location. Just wow.
1st Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
I have another project I'm working on that I'm not going to post work in progress pictures on because it would totally spoil the surprise when it's done so here is a minor distraction for today.Today’s urban sketching session was at the middle school in Scappoose before school starts back. The weather was excellent. The big trees in the front provided excellent shade while we worked.
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Our booth at 13 Nights. We only booked two weeks to test this venue. Down by the river is gusty. Starts out a million degrees in the afternoon and then the wind cools it down by the time the concert in the park starts. I noticed the first week folks didn't even notice the postcards of St Helens so the second week I made a sign specifically pointing to the postcards. Then people saw them.
This one was like sensory overload. So many shapes and textures that it was easy to lose track of where I was in the drawing. For painting I used a subtractive watercolor technique I knew the paper would allow me to do which made applying color go faster than it otherwise would have.