Sunday, January 18, 2015

A wet day in Multnomah Village

A surprisingly great number of sketchers turned out on Saturday sketching in Multnomah Village despite the forecast for heavy rain.

I was lucky to find the perfect spot on a very convenient bench that I had to share...(but more of that later) and under an awning.
In this first I am looking across the street and to the left at the SW Capitol Highway bridge. I tried to get the feeling of wet but it dried out just looking like shadow.....which there was not! I will have to study some of the Paraty (Brazil USK Symposium 2014) wet street sketches to get some pointers.

Watercolor and non waterproof ink

After, I switched to an opposite view looking down SW Capitol Highway at the street cars and shops.

Non waterproof ink


And then finally I just had to sketch my bench companion. He ( I am guessing?) was a perfect gentleman and didn't flinch or hesitate when I asked that he pose for me.

watercolor and non waterproof ink






So despite the weather it was a pretty good sketching day! Yea, Portland Urban Setchers.

4 comments:

  1. I love these! Especially the wet day one (whether or not you're happy with the wetness) perfectly captures that awkward, wonderful intersection and the old shops.

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  2. These look like Multnomah to me and the top one especially, looks wet to me. I'm so impressed that you can draw a line of cars that actually look proportionally accurate and correctly parked. You did surprise me with your bench companion. Hurray for you all getting out in spite of the weather.

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  3. Thanks Vicky and Susan. I did luck out though on that bench under the awning. A pretty good day despite the downpours.

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  4. I think you had the only outdoor somewhat dry spot next to Froggie! Love the sketches!

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