Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

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Mitchell and I attended the Restoration Celebration to raise money for the
the 2016 Most Endangered Places, and to hear the winners of the 2015 Demuro Awards,
as the guest of one of our clients, Karla Pearlstein of Restoring History.

This is part of a series for Restore Oregon.

Thanks to Drew Nasto for letting me use his images
to place into sketch format to commemorate the night!

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 004When we draw, we remember.
When we draw details,
we get to know our subjects intimately.

The simple act of pen to paper allows me to cement
an event forever in my mind and heart.
I remember standing with Mitchell listening to the guitarist,
Matthew’s and Karla’s and Peggy’s faces,
the lovely conversations at the table and after,
a new friendship made, a loyal superintendent,
many patrons of our business dressed up for
a night on the town, and the gift given!  Thank You!

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 025I understand the decorative details of the ballroom design
(my architectural background helps here).
I studied the stunning mandala on the hand-painted jacket
from the Pacific Northwest College of Art,
and listened to the stories,
so many great speakers and stories
of buildings lost and buildings saved,
especially Max Williams’ story of watching
a building come down in his home town as a boy.  

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 035With the promise of more buildings to be saved,
I watched many people pledge their faith and dollars
in Restore Oregon and our built history.

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 038W15 11 26 RO Peggy Plate 024 BANNER 75  Artist commentary below, on process!  W15 11 26 RO Peggy Plate 024 BANNER 75

I thought to take the evening through from start to finish.

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I tied the various sketches together with background waterproof inks
which allowed me to add to them, deepen the colors, splatter watercolors.
Super5 inks: Delhi, Dublin, Australia.
This was true tying in the Quin Gold and Quin Brunt Orange of
Istvan Roman’s guitar to Delhi’s saffron yellow ink.
Matthew and Arthur’s suites were almost black;
I made them deep purple blue instead.

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 009W15 11 27 RO DREW ROOM 001W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 012 I used artistic license to make the scene work.
I didn’t want to draw every last person in Drew’s amazing wide-angle photograph,
but wanted to give a feel for the activity in the room
and the spirited feel of the evening!
The woman I drew may have given much more, I don’t know:
I used our bidding cards to show a monetary amount
because I think a lot of folks gave $250.

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 023W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 021W15 11 28 RO DREW JACKET 001 copyThe jacket Thomas Mann wore
from a student at the
Pacific Northwest College of Art
(still trying to get the
artist name!) was stunning!
How could I not show another artist’s work?
Mitchell would totally wear a jacket like that!

I drew some of the mandala in the
Platinum Carbon pen, and used
Noodler’s Lexington Grey ink and Super5 Delhi
so it would not mix with the watercolors on top.
Then I free-handed the lovely scroll work.

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 035I started with Peggy Moretti’s image because I had her photo first,
along with the Demuro Award plates.
I left space on the folded journal for other items as they came, watching the story play out.
I wanted an image of Arthur Demuro because the award
was named for him and so many told stories of him.
His was the last image to come to me.

W15 12 1 RO CELEBRATION ROOM 036Stay tuned for the Buildings, coming soon!

Inked sketches on a handmade Arches Journal with (mostly)
Platinum Carbon pen, Pentel Brush Pen, or Pilot Parallel pen 1.5;
Super5 or De Artramentis Document inks;
Daniel Smith, QoR, Holbien and Greenleaf & Blueberry Watercolors.

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Photographic images by Drew Nasto.

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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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12 Responses to Restore Oregon Celebration Dinner, The Event

  1. bevlangby says:

    Great post and amazing artwork love the paintings you did….

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  2. Dan Antion says:

    I like your drawing so much better than the photo 🙂

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  3. sirkkis says:

    You draw and paint wery well , and there are slways so much to think about.
    Have a great time ♥

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  4. Beth says:

    What an incredible set of drawings. I am in awe. Your artwork fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give. And WOW!

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  5. Fabulous art, great turn out for a really wonderful cause.

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