Sunday, December 16, 2012

Chilly SE Foster Sketchcrawl

Scavenger Hunt: Bakery!

Great team of sketchers came out this weekend, despite the very cold and rainy weather. An Xuyen bakery was full of deliciousness, and the sesame puffs were perhaps the prettiest of them all. * Nuestro equipo de artistas venció la lluvia y el tiempo frío esta fin de semana. La pasteleria An Xuyen olía a azucar y crema a un nivel intoxicante. Estos dulces de ajonjolí eran tan bonitos que tuve que pintarlas.

Scavenger Hunt: Neighborhood Theater
From the porch of the bakery, the Day Theater was resplendent in purple and gold, which harmonized nicely with the car repair place's sign. Notice how the raindrops added interesting texture to the paint. * El teatro Day lucía con una mezcla de purpúrea y oro, y me gustó la armonía con el letrero para la tienda de reparación de autos. Varias gotas de lluvia añadían texturas interestantes a la aquarela.

Scavenger Hunt: Someone drinking coffee.
We finally hid from the cold inside Foster Burger. Alanna warmed herself up with a cup of coffee. She looks so serious here because she was focused on drawing, too--don't worry, we were totally having fun. * Finalmente nos escondimos del frío dentro de Foster Burger. Alanna se calentó con una tasa de cafe. Ella tiene la cara un poco seria aquí porque está enfocada en dibujar--no te preocupes, nos divertimos mucho.


  1. looks like you've got a good jump on the scavenger hunt. i really like the soft look of the bread. you can almost smell it.

  2. Once I finally printed out a list of the scavenger hunt items and tucked it in my sketchbook, I was like "oh! We've got that right there." Lists are so helpful...It was super fun painting at the bakery, glad you like how the sesame puffs came out!

  3. Sorry I missed the Fun Katura. I did get to sketch a little of Portlannd While I was there though.
    see here.

    Maybe next time.

  4. Those buns are luscious......and certainly good enough to eat!
    A surprisingly satisfying day sketching on Foster. Would love to go back and get it on a warmer day though.

  5. Dan, glad to see you made it to some really fun sites around Portland while you were visiting! The Lone Fir Cemetery is a beautiful spot. (And I'd love to go check out those owls and ravens...)Do hope you can join us next time you are passing through town.

    Deb, I agree--SE Foster would be fun to visit again in the future with milder weather. The sweetened condensed milk in the cocoa and coffee did a good job of giving us courage for a couple of hours, but it was darned cold!