Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Portland Art Museum & Lan Su Garden

This is my first drawing using my new Noodler's Flex Pen. Linda E. and I were downtown on a Monday and since we couldn't get into Portland Art Museum we decided to take advantage of a good break in the weather and sketch in the sculpture court.

 Here I am experimenting again with the Flex Pen and a new brown ink from Noodler's (Kiowa). Later after I got home I applied some water to the ink to see what would happen....possibilities?
 At the Lan Su Garden I choose not to enter the garden but to draw from the outside. The day being sunny and warm I sought out shade to sit in while drawing the wonderful shadow patterns on the walls of the garden.

7 comments:

  1. I love how you captured the play of shadows on the walls of the garden. What a wonderful way to spend the afternoon, appreciating shadow patterns on an unusually sunny day!

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  2. Sorry I was not able to make the outing afterall. Thanks so much for sharing, Deb. Like Katura, I like the shadow work as well.

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  3. You made some really nice sketches from the outside, Deb. I especially like the last one with the intricate architectural details, the branches and the shadows. Must have been challenging!

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  4. Thanks Katura, Mike and Vicky. On the whole I enjoy our weather in Portland but I do miss those shadows! It was a lovely day and I enjoyed meeting up with everyone...this is what sketching fun is all about.

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  5. Good details and contrast between dark shadows and white areas. You may know the work of the Greek-Italian surrealist artist Giorgio de Chirico, much of whose work you can browse at wahooart.com. This one, http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8EWHDW, has the same feel as your drawings.

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  6. Hello Scott...I have always enjoyed de Chirico's work. Thank you for the compliment!

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  7. Lovely sketches, one and all! I do so love Lan Su ~

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