I love Saint Patrick’s Church in NW Portland.
I drive by it all the time as it sits across from our bank.
The Beaux-Arts church looks like it belongs in Italy,
set into cobbled streets surrounded by a park and houses from that era.
It sits nearly under and slammed up against the stupid freeway that was built after it.
All around is blacktop, vast possibilities for parking.
(Image below drawn from Google streets — not live from the freeway.)
This is the first time I’ve put Steven Reddy‘s suggestion from his Craftsy class to work. While mine is not perfect, I like this manner of adding shadow with a diluted waterproof ink before adding watercolors, and am happy with this first attempt.
You can see the progression below.
Drawn in an Strathmore Mixed Media journal with Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
various pens and with Super5 and Carbon Black ink and Daniel Smith watercolors.
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