Artistic Community

I joined my fellow sketchers for a sketchcrawl yesterday after a long hiatus. About a dozen of us met for coffee, then took the aerial tram up to OHSU to sketch the view. It was a bit chilly outside, but the university generously provides lots of seating in front of the many large windows for […]

St. Johns Bridge

Here’s another attempt at the beautiful St. Johns Bridge. The graceful cathedral-like structure with the misty, dark Douglas Fir-covered hills in the background make me want to sketch this scene every time I drive over the bridge. Of course, the other drivers wouldn’t appreciate it if I stopped right then and there, so I found […]

View from University of Portland

Watercolor and ink in Moleskine I walked over to the the University of Portland the other day to sketch. The school sits on a bluff that overlooks the Willamette River and is easy walking distance from my house. Cranes were unloading ships docked at the industrial area called Swan Island at the base of the […]

Sketchcrawl on the Esplanade

I met with our local sketchcrawl group on Saturday for an afternoon of sketching along the East Bank Esplanade that runs beside the Willamette River here in Portland.  I got there late but at least I got one sketch done with the group. I always feel inspired by their work. Our group is amazingly talented so […]

View of the City

I took a walk this afternoon along Willamette Boulevard and enjoyed this pretty view of the city. It was too cold to stand and sketch so I took a photo and did this back where it is warm and dry.