Sunday, August 23, 2020

Another home portrait for Portland.



This particular portrait was difficult to finish not because of a particular challenge level. I took what I expected to be a short gig back in January working for the Census until my normal travel and tourism projects could be worked starting (normally) in the spring.  As you know nothing about this year is normal.  The great pause came along so I started doing these home portraits to bridge the work gap.  Then the Census started back only now they have to make up for lost time so it's really very intense. My pre-planned travel and tourism design plans are still dead in the water so I've hung in there with the Census.  I've been going so many days without a day off that I'm starting to lose track of what day of the week it is. Anyway, a half hour here, a half hour there... I finally finished this one. Watercolor on hot press cotton paper.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Just FYI

I haven't been posting lately because I'm doing some work for the dicentennial census.  They are working me to death (slight exaggeration) but it's safe to say I probably won't have much to post until I finish up with them.  

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Old Hwy 30




New card from a watercolor in my sketchbook.  
I really liked this image so I decided to add it to my note card collection.  

Thursday, July 9, 2020

A new prototype - Portland Bridges


New card design featuring a map of Portland with all of the bridges noted.  I really had fun with this... I made my own font, refreshed my knowledge of how to use Illustrator and incorporated a city sketch in pen and ink and watercolor from the east bank of the Willamette River looking at downtown Portland.  It's a fun mashup of digital and traditional methods.  

Often asked for... The Caples House


Another new card debuting this weekend at the Scappoose Farmers Market.  The Caples House, built in 1870 and is maintained by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  This painting is gouache - a rare medium for me.  Gouache is closely related to watercolor but has completely different properties. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Scappoose Farmers Market


Socially distancing at the Scappoose Farmers Market.

The hosts put a lot of effort in to making sure everyone could shop safely. Everyone wore masks, hand sanitizer was available at both entrances to the market and everyone kept their distance from each other.  It's different but doable during a pandemic.  

Saturday's 8am - 2pm