Sunday, December 14, 2014

Sketches from the Multnomah Library

Lots of people joined us for the Saturday sketching at the Central Library. I was late getting there and at the lunch sharing so I missed several new sketchers but it is always nice to see a crowd at these gatherings.
I had an idea of doing something outside but it seemed like a good plan to start inside and see how the day progressed, so I hiked it up to the third floor to see what was sketch worthy from the windows.
My first couple of sketches were looking east at the MAX turnaround. I liked the patterns the tracks made in the pavement and tried to capture those science fiction type structures there.

Non waterproof ink and watercolor

Non waterproof ink and watercolor


After these two sketches I moved to the opposite side of the library to look west. There, the very large trees made an interesting patterning on the view of the buildings across SW 10th. I didn't quite capture the big thick branches covered in striking green with moss and small ferns....there is a wonderful green environment going on there if only we look up!

Non waterproof ink and watercolor

Finally after lunch I tried to get a street view of the construction at SW 9th and SW Yamhill but it was a little cold and my pens were not working well. So, this is unfortunately incomplete but with potential.

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5 comments:

  1. Deb, that looks great. I like your color palette.

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  2. Super drawing and paint sketching, Deb!... I got distracted with theCorvallis Jr. Choir and just did a couple faces.

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  3. Beautiful views with such appealing compositions. Terrific work!

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  4. Thank you all. It was nice to see you all and I regret that I didn't get to talk with everyone. It was nice that there was such a good crowd of new faces too. Am looking forward to our 2015 sketching excursions!
    Happy New Year everyone.

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