Sunday, July 10, 2011

North and South

Recently four of us met up just north of Portland at Pumpkin Patch Farm on Sauvie Island, where we tried our pens at fields, the animal barn, and old farm equipment.

Sauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch FarmSauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm - Animal BarnSauvie Island - John Deere TractorSauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm - View of Mt. St. Helens Sauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm

A couple days later on the 4th of July, my partner and I headed south to Oregon City, the oldest incorporated town west of the Rockies. I tried to capture the complicated Willamette Falls and paper mills. Willamette Falls was originally a natural wonder, but now it's an industrial cyborg designed to harness energy for the mills. Complicated but fun to draw.

Oregon City - Willamette FallsOregon City - West Linn Paper MillOregon City - Blue Heron Paper Mill


  1. These are terrific! I especially love your shadows on the top one and the double page Sauvie Island spread. Gorgeous! Also, I really enjoyed your Colonel Sumner Park sketches. They really say "summer."

  2. I really like your drawing and color Kalina. I've been to both locations at various times and I think you captured the feel of them.

  3. These are great. I really feel the rushing water at Oregon City Falls but my favorite is the panoramic view of the Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island.