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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 sketching- Portland Firehouses
At Janene's suggestion a couple of weeks ago we have decided to seek out firehouses to sketch. This week we (Janene, Vicky and I) were in my neighborhood sketching one on NW 24th between Johnson and Kearney (a previous post has a firehouse in the Woodlawn a...
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Catching up on my Monday morning sketching excursions
We were downtown near the Old Church on a sunny day early in May. watercolor and ink It was fun to attempt this very challenging structure...with all of its various complicated surfaces. Afterward I (and Vicky) moved to a cool spot on the PSU campus to sket...
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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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River's West boat club...a 'mess about' of boats on Hagg Lake
A beautiful day at Hagg Lake in Washington county with the members of River's West Boat Club. Small boats of all types were launched and rowed or sailed as fitted. Along with a pot luck for lunch the day was a prefect getaway and I got to do some sketching ...
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Sketches from travels to Klickitat Country
This year I was again invited to an overnight stay at a fellow designers property up in the Klicklitat area of Washington. It was a real pleasure to be out in Oak Savannah country with wild flowers in bloom. I was not really up on the various names but the ...
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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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    painting, 1971
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