Saturday, October 3, 2015

3rd Saturday Sketch Crawl - Oct. 17 - PSU Farmer's Market

Let's stroll around and sketch the PSU Farmer's Market and the South Park Blocks!  We should have some nice fall colors by then.  Kalina just moved near there and is enjoying her proximity to the Park Blocks and the Art Museum.  She may have some special things to tell us about the area.

So many things to sketch there.  People, musicians, food, buildings, trees.

I'll be posting this on the Walktober website so sketch-walkers will also be especially invited to join us.

  • 10:00am: Meet at the Simon Benson House, at the intersection of SW Montgomery and SW Park, for introductions.  Grab your coffee and snacks beforehand from the Farmer's Market.
  • 10:30am: Sketch and stroll around the PSU Farmer's Market, along the S. Park Blocks.
  • 12:00noon: Optional - Meet at PSU Smith Student Center, 1825 SW Broadway, 2nd floor, for sketchbook sharing /  lunch. Bring your lunch or pick it up at the Farmer's Market.
Hope to see you there!

Googlemaps walking directions for the day:


November's sketching event is in the works. I am thinking about sketching at Gabriel Park, near SW Community Center, because it has a lot of evergreen trees. The idea is to sketch subjects for holiday cards. I plan to provide information about getting holiday cards printed from your sketches. If you have any ideas about this, please do share them with me.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Forest Park

Hiked up along Balch Creek. Stopped where it joined the Wildwood Trail and sat down on a log to sketch the Witch's House.

Then all the way up to Pittock Mansion, where I sat down on a picnic table and sketched the city and Mt Hood.  (I was hoping for more fall color than I actually found.)

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Centennial Mills

Too nice a day to spend inside.  I went back to the Fields to sketch the water tower on top of Centennial Mills.  

And then a random person on the MAX.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September Sunday Parkways

I didn't actually do this Sunday Parkways. I'd ridden a bike to Milwaukie and back on Saturday and was still pretty tuckered out.  But I still can't get enough of the Tilikum Bridge and wanted to see all full of people again.

And then I turned around and did the VA Hospital (I think) up on Pill Hill. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Line to Color with Frank & Gail

I met numerous interesting people this weekend at Frank & Gail's workshop, and also saw numerous interesting old friends.

Here are most of my drawings from the weekend. I'm feeling pretty prolific right now.  You get a lot done when you spend 12 solid hours on sketching.

Line to Color Workshop

I had a great time at the workshop last weekend with Frank Ching and Gail Wong.  They were able to put complex concepts into simple, understandable terms and I gained some useful sketching to try to put them into practice!
Frank Wong commenting on sketches from workshop.

Here are my sketches from Sunday, the last day of the workshop.  It was fun to have the PDX Urban Sketchers join us for the afternoon sketching session!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

View from Dawson Park

It was great to see everyone last week! It was a beautiful day and a nice turn out.
I loved sketching this beautiful pink church.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Orange Line

Went back to the Orange Line yesterday, without crowds this time.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Marquam Bridge sketch

Was sketching along the Eastside Esplanade and realized that the Marquam Bridge is a lot less complex to draw than the beautiful and complex Tilikum Crossing...!

Happy autumn, my sketchy friends.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

A good day at Dawson Park

I had a really good day sketching with some new and some regular urban sketchers on Saturday morning at North Portland's Dawson Park.

Ink then watercolor

Watercolor then ink...then some more watercolor after.