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.
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After, I switched to an opposite view looking down SW Capitol Highway at the street cars and shops.
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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.
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So despite the weather it was a pretty good sketching day! Yea, Portland Urban Setchers.