While the Portland Urban Sketchers have visited Old Town several times lately and there's plenty to sketch, the wintry weather makes it challenging to settle in and I'm getting less done over the course of the day. Quite a few outings have generated only these few outdoor drawings. Ah well, it's still fun!
We often end up drawing indoors. These are from Old Town Pizza.
The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a great sketching location, offering infinite gorgeous vistas and some shelter from wind and rain. These were drawing using new Christmas acquisitions, both of which I have recently reviewed elsewhere: the Hero M86 Chinese calligraphy pen and the Coleman Woodsman II chair.
Even with the shelter of the Chinese Garden, the cold gets to us and we always end up back at a cafe. We're lucky to have Backspace cafe, which has both a good view of the outside and an interesting interior to sketch.