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Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Portland Urban Sketches

Its been sometime since I last posted any Urban Sketches here are a few that I have done around Downtown Portland recently. These are all available as Greeting cards email me if you are interested in a set.

Paddy's Bar and Grill
SW Yamhill and SW 1st

The Gilbert Building
SW 3rd Ave 

Cafe Ponte
SW Naito and SW Yamhill

Yamhill Pub
Yamhill and SW 3rd Ave
Portland University Building

Friday, November 11, 2016

Catching up on some sketches

Its been forever since I have posted any new work. Below are some sketches from various trips this past spring/summer. All the following were sketched on location in my Moleskine sketchbook some were water-colored in plein air others where painted at home.

Central Oregon Adventure Trip:

Smith Rock,Oregon

Smith Rock, Oregon

Painted Hills, Oregon

Richardson Rock Ranch, Oregon

Willamette River:

Upper Willamette River fly fishing trip, Oregon

California Coast Vacation:

Lovers Point, California

Lovers Point, California

Monterey Harbor, California 

Point Lobos, California

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sketching the Portland Japanese Gardens

Its been an especially wet winter this year in Portland limiting my outdoor sketching opportunities.
However earlier this month my office did a tour of the Portland's fantastic Japanese gardens in Washington Park, to generate some ideas for a design project. The weather turned out nice and I got a some quality sketching time in below are sketches done on location and water colored at home.

Wooden Bridge

Two Cranes

Koi Pond Path


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Catching up on some Summer Sketches

Its been a long time since I have posted any sketches, here are some sketches from various trips since late summer.

Crater Lake - August 2015 - managed to squeeze in some sketching while I visited Crater Lake for the century bike ride.

Williamson River - a really nice river and place to camp outside of Crater Lake National Park.

Cape Lookout - Oregon Coast Aug 2015

Rogue Pub - Portland OR, Pearl District

Benson House - Portland Or 

Outdoor sketching is a bit "sketchy" with the current wet weather so I hope to focus on some more traditional studio watercolors if I can find the time. 

thanks for looking!


Friday, August 7, 2015

Art Show Bare Bones Cafe and Bar

Its been a busy summer with a lot of sketching, cycling and some painting not to mention project deadlines, so I have not been keeping up with the blog much. I wanted post an update that I am having a show at Bare Bones Bar and Cafe in the Belmont neighborhood the month of August. There will be an art opening tonight for happy hour 4-7. Come check it out if you are in the area.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Backpacking and Plein Aire Painting

I recently went on a backpacking trip with some friends to a remote lake in the Oregon Cascades. This time I brought along my Altoids tin travel paint kit and 8 1/2" x 11" landscape watercolor Moleskine. I did a number of paintings in Plein Aire here are some of my favorites.

The view from the campsite notice the canoe that someone has packed to the lake and left for anyone to use.

 A small brook trout one of many caught on the trip

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Some new Sketches from around Portland

 With the nice weather here in the Pacific Northwest I have been doing a lot sketching outdoors and not much studio painting. Here are some of my recent sketches from around Portland, all these sketches were done in my Stillman and Birns Alpha sketchbook with a Lamy Safari fountain pen and Graham watercolors. 

NE 15th Bed and Breakfast
sketched while drinking coffee at Peets with my son Caleb, he was busy sketching some pretty awesome cats. 

Clock Tower Downtown Portland
this was a lunch break sketch, I don't know the name of this building but I believe its the home of  Water leaf architects.

 Jake's Crawfish
this is a pretty well know restaurant in downtown Portland not far from my Office I have not eaten there but I hear its good, yes that's a Canadian flag not sure what that's about.

Golden West Hotel
This building a block from my office in the Pearl District  was built by Black entrepreneur W.D. Allen in 1906 its a historic landmark for the African American community in Portland and home to John's Cafe a place that looks like its straight out of the 70's . I have always liked the copper mansard roof.