Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Pioneer Courthouse Square

There'd been a plan to shift into Pioneer Place if it was raining, but there was enough shelter around the square that everyone found dry spots and stuck around.  Some did the tree and others the courthouse, and some, like me, did the weather machine.

I'd been expecting to see the dragon because it was so wet, but the heron was up again.

I joined some of the others for lunch and came back afterwards, when the dragon had replaced the heron.

The Pioneer Pioneer Court House

We were lucky to find a dry place to sketch outside. It was cold. I did not want to pull out my water color set up, so I chose to mostly work in pencil and focus on proportions and value.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sketching in Pioneer Courthouse Square

We had a nice turnout for our meetup this month. Cold and rainy but we found shelter and drew the square.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

January 2020 Sketchcrawl: First Presbyterian Church (indoors), Saturday, January 18

For our first sketchcrawl of 2020, we have a special opportunity to sketch inside First Presbyterian Church in downtown Portland! Just a few months ago we had an impromptu weekday sketchcrawl inside this space, and it was such a joy to sketch, we wanted to schedule a regular Saturday sketchcrawl as well, to enable more of us to attend.

The Church has also expressed interested in displaying our sketches in the Chapel Gallery during a concert on February 9, as part of their free concert series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Jaeckel Pipe Organ. Please consider participating. Our contact at the church will talk with us further about this during the sketchcrawl.

Note: We'll be heading out from our gathering spot earlier than usual this time, to make sure we have time to gather and enter the church together. We will be inside the church from 10:30am onwards.  If you arrive late, please visit the church office at 610 SW 13th Avenue to be escorted inside.

Sketch by Linda D'Amario
Sketch by Ali Corbin

Schedule for Saturday, January 18:

9:50am: Meet at Case Study Coffee, 802 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205.
10:20: Start gathering outside First Presbyterian Church, 1200 SW Alder St, Portland, OR 97205. We will enter by 10:30.
12:15pm: Sketchbook throwdown on the main floor
12:30pm: Optional lunch at McMenamin's Ringler's Pub, 1332 SW Burnside St

Getting There: Easily accessible by public transportation.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

The Head and Neck Surgical Associates has a wonderful waiting room with a good view of the Fremont Bridge... I  did not mind waiting .....