Sunday, February 17, 2013

Salt & Straw

After the sketchers gathered at Kiva Tea Bar in Northwest Portland, taking over one table after another...

...I wandered out the door looking for something to sketch and found myself thinking of Salt & Straw, an amazing little ice cream shop with locations on both NW 23rd and NE Alberta.  I wandered down NW 23rd and planted myself at the corner next to Salt & Straw to capture their nicely designed signage. This sketch was mostly done by the time a light rain commenced and I had to duck inside.


  1. Great work capturing the distance in the background. really well done.

  2. I really like how you just suggested the background for the sketchers, but it's enough to give them context.
    The street scene certainly captures the feel of the day right then. You're getting such a variety of effects on your toned paper.

  3. Vicky said it so well. I love the grey color in the background of the Salt and Straw scene. The color palette is so very pleasing too. And thanks for the pleasing portrait of me at seems I am always wearing red though!