Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sketching at the Lone Fir Cemetery

I spent the major part of Saturday at The Lone Fir Cemetery in SE Portland. Some regular sketch crawlers  arrived just before 10 am and fanned out for a couple hours till they met at the Soldiers Monument to show their results. Celeste, Dave and I took a lunch break and returned for fresh inspiration. I abandoned the larger format morning watercolor for sketchbook and some simple observation.  The afternoon brought many more visitors to different plots, path groomers and grounds keepers; then volunteers with tables, fliers, and such  for the evenings festivities. We were approached by a volunteer tour guide willing to share his historical knowledge and photos from his research over the last decade, probably the same info Kalina picked up from one of the monthly tours.   The Lone Fir Cemetery website is worth a look; lots of info on the self guided tour and  zip files you can download to your computer.  You can enter between Stark and Morrison on 26th,  open 365 days a year.Thank you Kalina for setting the date and place to sketch Saturday. I hope everyone else will be adding their sketches. The sketch above was completed with watercolor, elegant writer and an old stick dipped into a bottle of ink.


1 comment:

  1. Nice! Glad you made it back to finish a drawing, since you were feeling stymied by light that morning. I actually tried to return later but was feeling awkward and ended up back home.

    It was actually Linda's idea to meet on Saturday - thanks for prodding us, Linda! And we had a strong turnout in the end, too.