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deb rossi
Worked at Colorworks Garden Design
Attended Moore College of Art and Design
Lives in Portland
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Riverswest family boat build at Willamette Sailing Club
This weekend was the Riverswest boat club's Family Boat Build. 2015 was a record  year with 13 boats built and launched at the Willamette Sailing Club dock. These are sketches I did on Sunday as I watched the families building their boats and took in the sc...
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Travels East
Recently I traveled East to visit friends and family. I didn't get to sketch everything I had wanted to but I did do some. A trip to Amesbury MA to see Lowells Boat Shop (the oldest running boat shop in the US) was a real treat. They make Dorys (or skiffs) ...
Recently I traveled East to visit friends and family. I didn't get to sketch everything I had wanted to but I did do some. A trip to Amesbury MA to see Lowells Boat Shop (the oldest running boat shop in the US) was a real tre...
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Klickitat country
This past weekend I had an invitation to join several other landscape designers and visit a property east of the Cascades. The property is a shared retreat of 80 acres shared between sister & brother and families. We were invited to visit for an overnight a...
This past weekend I had an invitation to join several other landscape designers and visit a property east of the Cascades. The property is a shared retreat of 80 acres shared between sister & brother and families. We were inv...
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Construction at watercolor and non-waterproof inkDirector's Park in SW Portland
For the past year I have been seeing the crane at the construction around Director's Park from all around town. It sits way up there in the skyline....a red-orange open structure against the blue grey sky. The building is making progress and the lower half ...
For the past year I have been seeing the crane at the construction around Director's Park from all around town. It sits way up there in the skyline....a red-orange open structure against the blue grey sky. The building is mak...
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End of year sketching
Another try at making a habit of sketching every day. Not quite there yet but am committing myself to do as much sketching as I can. I have put it into my calender to make myself aware of even when I don't sketch...to try to reinforce the idea. These are th...
Another try at making a habit of sketching every day. Not quite there yet but am committing myself to do as much sketching as I can. I have put it into my calender to make myself aware of even when I don't sketch...to try to ...
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Drawing with Paint -a workshop at OCAC
This past weekend I took a workshop at Oregon College of Art and Crafts. The workshop was titled 'Drawing with Paint' and taught by Howard Fonda, a painter in Portland. Ever since I had a workshop in Barcelona with Mario Rivolier (see Barcelona - 2013 USK S...
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Ladds Addition
I took a morning this week to sketch some of the wonderful homes of Ladds Addition in SE Portland. Non waterproof ink in Hero M86 pen Watercolor and non waterproof ink I love the variety of architecture that can be seen in this area.
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Sketching at the Fields in the Pearl
A couple of other sketchers joined me at the Fields one Saturday morning. The morning turned rainy and we were forced to do our drawing from a dry inside space.  Fortunately the people at Ovation Cafe were interested in our sketching and allowed us to camp ...
A couple of other sketchers joined me at the Fields one Saturday morning. The morning turned rainy and we were forced to do our drawing from a dry inside space.  Fortunately the people at Ovation Cafe were interested in our s...
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PNCA open house
The new PNCA building was open to the public last Saturday. This is the old Customs Building in Portland and I was excited to see the renovations. I was impressed overall and especially what was done to an open atrium like space. I had never been to the vis...
The new PNCA building was open to the public last Saturday. This is the old Customs Building in Portland and I was excited to see the renovations. I was impressed overall and especially what was done to an open atrium like sp...
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Posting again
I had been having some trouble with my old computer and was not able to post for a time....but am back in business and this is my catching up with sketches in the new year. Took a ride out to the countryside in January and did these couple of views down the...
I had been having some trouble with my old computer and was not able to post for a time....but am back in business and this is my catching up with sketches in the new year. Took a ride out to the countryside in January ...
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I saw your interest in being a Portland Urban Sketcher correspondent. Here's a link to the Portland group & how to make contact http://urbansketchers-portland.blogspot.com/p/members.html
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Sketches from Oct 2nd and the weekend.
This is a sort of hodge podge of sketches. Thursday I was in the SE Hawthorne neighborhood and sketched the Bagdad Theatre. It was more complicated than I thought at first. I think this one deserves a second and maybe a third try! Then on Saturday I travele...
This is a sort of hodge podge of sketches. Thursday I was in the SE Hawthorne neighborhood and sketched the Bagdad Theatre. It was more complicated than I thought at first. I think this one deserves a second and maybe a third...
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Thanks Mike.
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Portland Sketches 9/13 & 9/18
On Saturday (9/13) it was the 'Art Carts' on SE Hawthorne....a sunny day with lots of shadows and activity around the art carts. Got to explore this area of town a little more and thought it would be a good place to return to sketch again. watercolor and in...
On Saturday (9/13) it was the 'Art Carts' on SE Hawthorne....a sunny day with lots of shadows and activity around the art carts. Got to explore this area of town a little more and thought it would be a good place to return to...
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