Friday, July 29, 2011
I loved the area around N Russell and think it has lots of potential so I will be going back there to explore some more. All told a 'good day'.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
This neighborhood is sort of being gentrified but it's adjacent to freeway overpasses and rail yards that make it noisy and a brewery, which makes it smelly.
It was fun to see everyone and enjoy a day drawing in the sun.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Recently four of us met up just north of Portland at Pumpkin Patch Farm on Sauvie Island, where we tried our pens at fields, the animal barn, and old farm equipment.
A couple days later on the 4th of July, my partner and I headed south to Oregon City, the oldest incorporated town west of the Rockies. I tried to capture the complicated Willamette Falls and paper mills. Willamette Falls was originally a natural wonder, but now it's an industrial cyborg designed to harness energy for the mills. Complicated but fun to draw.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Sticking with our Balloon Theme: Portland's 'Up' House
I did the sketch quickly while standing and it's kind of wonky, but I'm glad I was there to record it before the balloons deflate. Portland Urban Sketchers, you might want to get down to capture this--especially if you're an architect!