Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tabor Bread

After Portland's icy freeze, it felt good to get out of the house to join Deb at the warm, cozy  and yeasty scented Tabor Bread on upper Hawthorne. Our primary intention was to see Rita's watercolors of Portland Landmarks that are on showing there until mid-January. I knew I wanted some of Rita's art to display at home and I'm pleased with what I bought. Now, I hope it will work its inspirational magic on me, too.

I was on a tight schedule, so I got in a couple of quick sketches and added the color at home. The baker was constantly on the move, making loaf after loaf in the back of the shop. He was too quick for me to try to measure, so he came out differently proportioned than in reality.


Next, I tried to get a little group at the children' table. A woman was reading to two little girls, one in fur vest, boots, and gathered skirt and the other in a ballet tutu. I love how they dressed with such pizazz, even in the cold, wet weather.


Ordinarily, I probably wouldn't post rough, crookedy sketches like these, but Deb and were talking about how we'd like it if people posted here more often, so here's my contribution. I hope to sketch with lots of you in 2016 and I hope lots of you will post your creations here, too.

Oh, and try to get to Tabor Bread while Rita's show is up to see her work and to have some delicious treats, and maybe make a sketch. You won't regret it!

6 comments:

  1. I love that you added color and posted these. And am amazed that you were able to get such detail in each...especially the baker in the back. I saw him but to me he was just a bit of a blur.

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  2. Sketching in a bakery on an icy day sounds very comforting. I like the feel of the baker doing his job. Yes, let's all try to post more this year!

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  3. Thanks for your comments, Deb and Linda!

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  4. I'm happy that a wide variety of sketches and sketching styles get posted. It makes sketching more accessible when would be sketchers can see themselves in some of the works.

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  5. I'm happy that a wide variety of sketches and sketching styles get posted. It makes sketching more accessible when would be sketchers can see themselves in some of the works.

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