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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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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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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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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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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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    painting, 1971
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