Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Portland Afternoon

This past Tuesday, it being a relatively dry and mild fall Portland day, I decided to drag myself out of the apartment and into the world. I ended up heading out to Macleay Park on NW 29th and Upshur to do a a little sketching. It's got a great view of the Thurman St. Bridge and a fun hiking trail. I sat in the warm car with a friend and we tried our best to render the bridge and bright fall foliage. The longer I looked at the bridge, the more complex it seemed. There are so many little rivets, bolts, plates, connectors, notches, slots, and crossbars, that it boggles the mind. Of course, using watercolor, I just simplified all that into what you see below. A nice little outing on a nice Portland afternoon.
Macleay Park, view of the Thurman Street Bridge

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely autumn painting this is. I like how you sculpted the evergreen tree, too. Good use of your afternoon!