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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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Monday morning sketches
For the past couple of months I have been a part of a small sketching group that meets more or less every other Monday. We meet in various places inside or out depending on the weather. Here are some recent sketches from March and April. watercolor and ink-...
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Portland's Lan Su Garden
It was a beautiful day today in Portland for a visit to the Chinese garden. With the sun warming us a bit a fellow sketcher and I tried to capture some of the plant material and architecture there. Non waterproof Noodlers Kiowa Pecan ink and Noodlers Lexing...
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Last sketches of homes in Portland's Ladd's Addition
For the past two months I have parked myself in Ladd's Addition to sketch the variety of home architecture on display there. These sketches mark the end of my regular sketching there.....but I will continue to explore it on other occasions. It is always a t...
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More sketches from Ladd's Addition in Portland
I have organized some Wednesdays and Saturdays for fellow landscape designers to practice quick sketching in Portland's Ladd's Addition. These are some of my sketches during these sessions using a variety of mediums. ink pencil watercolor and ink non waterp...
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The Shire
This past week I had an opportunity to visit this site developed by John Yeon; an architect, planner, conservator, historic preservationist, art collector and urban activist. The Shire is a 75 acre parcel that sits on the Washington side of the Columbia Riv...
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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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Monday morning sketch
For some time I and two other Portland sketchers have been meeting at various places every other Monday to sketch. Most of my sketches from these sessions have been small. I've been treating them as simple line thumbnails and sometimes adding a bit of color...
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Small sketches and trying out some new watercolor pencils
Rain and the cold temperatures here in Portland along with the holiday season preparations have not been good for any motivation to sketch. But I did get out to meet with a couple of other sketchers and sketch in the warmth of some downtown coffee shops. He...
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More sketches of the homes in Portland's Ladd's Addition
I have been hanging out in this planned section of Portland with its circles and diagonal streets the last month or so and coming to be comfortable about where things are and also confident in recognizing the plan of streets....it can be crazy! This is the ...
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Aurora Oregon sketches
 I was one of several sketchers that went to Aurora for thier Colony Days celebration. The day was super nice for sketching. Architectural Salvage Emporium- watercolor and ink One of many Antique shops- watercolor and ink Aurora, a National Historic Distric...
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Portland's Ladd's Addition sketches
Last month I set up some dates for the APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers) to join me in Ladd's Addition for practice sketching. These are some of the sketches I have done during that time. There will be more sketching here throughout Aug...
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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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    painting, 1971
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