USk: Meriwether’s Restaurant NW Portland

W15 7 25 USk Meriwether's 006Meriwether’s Restaurant looks like a nice house on a commercial street,
but for the riot of bright yellow echinacea that bloom every summer in front of
lavender and blue hydrangea.  Walking between the building and the flowers
you might forget you are in a warehouse district!
The image above is stiff, not my idea of what I want to do.
The old architect-makes-it accurate kicked in.  Ho-hum.
So I am trying again.  Watercolors added later.

This time with watercolor washes (using my drawing above for the model).
Splashy splashy color first, not too perfect,
about 15 minutes not including drying time between colors.
Quick ink after — sorry I added the ink, frankly.
Still not happy but I just can’t do the architect thang.

W15 7 25 USk Meriwether's 007Drawn in an Strathmore Mixed Media journal with Super5 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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