Saturday, October 28, 2017

November Sketch Crawl - OHSU and the Tram

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3rd Saturday Sketchcrawl
November 18, 2017

It has been a while since we've gone up to OHSU.  Hopefully we will still have some nice fall color.  No matter what we will have great views.  And we'll be safe from rain if there is any.

The Tram costs $4.70 for a round trip ticket.
10:00am - Meet at the South Waterfront Lower Tram Terminal at , for introductions.  Take the tram at your own pace up to OHSU on Marquam Hill.
10:30am - Sketch around OHSU Kohler Pavilion, VA Bridge, etc.
12:00noon - OPTIONAL sketchbook sharing near the Marquam Hill Upper Tram Terminal,  

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Cozy sketching

I stayed inside the Rocking Frog last week with the other sketchers sketching each other.  What a fun place.  I had to try one of their fresh out of the oven hot donuts.  Had to eat it before sketching it though.

Last week when we met with Jane, the foreground seemed a little dull, so I first turned around and sketched the sunflowers behind me.  Then I turned back around and sketched the tents and trees that had also caught my eye.  I will try that again some time.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

A Rainy Day Sketching

Even with a forecast of 100% chance of rain all day, we had a good turnout of sketchers. Kate (Seattle USk group) even joined us!

We started at the Rocking Frog on Belmont.

We had people on the porch, one who sketched in her car, and a couple of sketchers who sketched in Lone Fir Cemetery.

I was part of the group that sketched inside the cafe the whole time.

                               Kalina, on the other hand, ventured out and got pretty drenched!

Thanks everyone, for a fun way to spend a rainy morning!

Friday, October 13, 2017

10th Birthday of USk - Global 24hr Sketchwalk - Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Hello Portland Urban Sketchers!

Portland Urban Sketchers will be participating in the international Urban Sketcher’s official 10th birthday (11th November 2017), for the first 24hr Sketchwalk ever!

USk chapters around the world will come together and hold sketchwalks in their cities on that day. Through our social media accounts we will travel across the globe over 24hrs, following the timezones, as we broadcast hourly the sketchwalks happening live in different cities.

Portland Urban Sketchers will join in with a progressive sketchcrawl throughout the city that day. Please join us and other urban sketchers around the world!

Location A - 10am - 1pm: South Park Blocks (PSU / Farmer's Market / Portland Art Museum) - meet around Museum Grounds Cafe, 1219 SW Park Ave
Location B - 1pm - 3pm: New Deal Distillery, 900 SE Salmon St
Location C - 3pm - 5pm: Cartopia, 1207 SE Hawthorne Blvd

"Shepherd" volunteers will be available to help you get from one place to another via public transit, bike, or walking. It's a max of 1.5 miles between each location.

"Point person" volunteers will also be available at each location to answer questions you may have.

More info on the 10 Year Anniversary Celebration of Urban Sketchers can be found here:

See you there!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Old and New Portland Architecture

I'm sure you recognize these houses from the sketch crawl posts on this blog. I couldn't resist going back to New Seasons to sketch these colorful oldies.

This new building is the Karl Miller Center at PSU.  I sketched it from the covered deck of the Urban Center building. It was a perfect for a drizzly day.