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January sketches
January has been not so bad here in Portland this year. It is chilly but not to rainy.....at least there are days when it doesn't rain all day and sometimes the sun even comes out! Most of these sketches have started inside. We do have a few coffee shops ar...
January sketches
January sketches
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sketching 'til the end of 2017
I have not been posting any sketches for various reasons since my time in Lowell last August. This is then a wrap up of the remaining sketches I did since that time. It is a little of a mish-mash of themes and subjects which I will attempt to put into some ...
sketching 'til the end of 2017
sketching 'til the end of 2017
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Revisiting Lowell MA
I left Lowell MA in 1989, moved to Portland in 1990, and hadn't really been back except for a few short visits to the area but not specifically to Lowell. For this trip east, I was excited to be able to spend a couple of days being tourist in the town that ...
Revisiting Lowell MA
Revisiting Lowell MA
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Some miscellaneous sketches
Here are some odd bits of sketches since the last time I posted. The first two are done in watercolor on Moleskine sketchbook. The others are a combination of Rainbow pencil, Graphik pen and Lexington Grey ink in my waterbrush. The Pearl District in Portlan...
Some miscellaneous sketches
Some miscellaneous sketches
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Catching up on posting....Portland summer is here!
There have been some really good sketching days lately in Portland.
The kind of days I like the best are slightly cool but with some sun to
create some of those nice (and in Portland, elusive) shadows. These carnival ride sketches were done over several d...
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A Portland warming trend
Our rain and cold seem to have left us for a bit. With the warmer temps I have been more willing to do the thing I like best.....sketch outside. Centennial Mill building- watercolor Centennial Mill building-watercolor  Out on the first good day I headed to ...
A Portland warming trend
A Portland warming trend
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An Earth Day visit to a Klickitat River camp
I, along with several other landscape designers, spent Earth Day on a property above the Klickitat River. This is an annual retreat where we enjoy hiking to see the wildflowers in bloom and relaxing by the campfire to talk, eat and commune with the nature a...
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East coast sketches
I recently traveled to the east coast to visit family. While there I had a few opportunities (a very few) to do some sketching. The obstacles were what you might expect: Weather was one; family commitments another. Family always take precedence but weather ...
East coast sketches
East coast sketches
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Taking advantage of a break in the weather....Portland rain!
For the past several weeks of rain one or possibly a part of another day has been dry-ish. I  have been frustrated, as I my preference is to be outside sketching and not inside sketching. On those dry days I am anxious to get out and do something. Here are ...
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Monday sketches
For some time I and two other sketchers have been meeting on Mondays to sketch together. This has great appeal, as it is fun to sketch with others and it makes you commit to being present and sketching. The additional sharing allows you to see other techniq...
Monday sketches
Monday sketches
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