USk: 26th Street, WHAT IF?

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Took a walk and sketched in our studio’s neighborhood, buildings I look at all the time.
I was able to sketch both of them, and it was a bit like old times, architectural sketches.
They are both shades of grey: ESCO’s is a dove grey, and Rejuvenation’s is a charcoal grey.
You can see the teeny swatches of the colors they actually are, above.

And below is the way I might have painted them below (Photoshopped in greys!)

W15 3 22 26th ST ESCO 004 BW W15 3 22 26th ST REJUVINATION 008 BW


I am always painting buildings in Portland different colors in my mind.
This time I took my “what if” musings and decided to fool with the sketches
and paint them as I see them in my mind’s eye!

W15 3 22 26th ST ESCO 002 W15 3 22 26th ST ESCO 004

The shape of ESCO’s building is actually very modern.
Transport it to Venice Beach and paint it like it is above
(or perhaps another bright set of colors or white with a touch of red)
and someone would mistake it for a Sci-Arch project!.

W15 3 22 26th ST REJUVINATION 006W15 3 22 26th ST REJUVINATION 008

Rejuvenation (yes spelled wrong and apparently I did not know that!)
should paint their building a better color, for after all they are a company
that cares about design and they have this wonderful Art Deco warehouse building!
I tried it out in that lovely flamingo pink, but it would be equally gorgeous in
Miami blue or please even white.  It is a lead weight in that hematite color
(and I am a fan of that color, but please, not on that building!)

If I were Queen . . .

Drawn in an Strathmore Mixed Media journal with Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
various pens and with Lexington Grey Noodlers ink and Daniel Smith watercolors.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to USk: 26th Street, WHAT IF?

  1. susanissima says:

    Love the metamorphosis!


  2. Sammy D. says:

    Love the art and the words – walkabout, rejuvenation and flamingo pink . We’re in Florida now, but no flamingos near us 🐟🐬🐳🐋


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