My Sketching Kit

My Sketching Kit

My sketching kit is constantly evolving but I’ve hit upon a system recently that works better than anything I’ve tried yet so I wanted to tell you about it. Actually its an adjustment of a system I learned at a Richard Scott Sketching on Location workshop several years ago. For too long, I have had […]

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 […]

Aladdin Theater

The Aladdin Theater has gone through several big changes through the years, from a vaudeville house in the 20’s to specializing in family movies in the 50’s, then to X-rated movies in the 70’s and 80’s. In 1993 it was renovated and started a new life as a venue for live music, as it continues […]

Figure Drawing

I spent the evening at The Canvas, an art bar in NW Portland, with my sketching buddies yesterday. The bar provides a clothed model for about 2 and a half hours, in several timed poses. We had a great time sketching, sipping wine, and snacking. This is the best of my timed sketches–as for the […]

Lovejoy Bakery

The steady drizzle today couldn’t keep the Portland Urban Sketchers down. We met in a bakery in the Pearl district, then dispersed to sketch, gathering later at a pub for lunch. At least some of us dispersed…the bakery was warm and dry, with free refills on coffee, so why get wet? I spent a cozy […]