Friday, November 19, 2010

Upcoming Sketchcrawl: Old Town Portland

Hope to see you there!
Update: the weather forecast is saying snow. If the weather is bad, many of us will opt to stay in.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sketching on Veteran's Day

We got together with Portland Sketchers on Veteran's day (November 11) to draw around the Hollywood district. Here are the results of our crawling, eating lunch at Laurelwood Brew pub, and watching the parade on this rainy, breezy fall day.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hollywood Theater

Today, I decided to add color to my pictures. I realized I was guessing on some, so I drove over to take another look. It was the same time, but no flags, a little bit more sun, new movies on the marquee, and of course, no sketchers. It was definitely more fun yesterday!

Hollywood Theater

Hollywood Theater, originally uploaded by jswalkky.
This historic theater seems like a very glamorous but faded movie star who has fallen on hard times. I remember going there for the first time to see the futuristic movie, 2001, A Space Odyssey, in 1968. The interior was every bit as ornate as the exterior and I felt transported into a different world just by walking inside. The theater was built in 1926.

Our local Urban Sketcher group spent the morning sketching in the area, then we had lunch and passed around our sketchbooks. I had a marvelous time!