USk: Trinity Episcopal Church’s Red Doors, Alphabet District

web 687px-Trinity_Episcopal_Cathedral,_Portland_OregonTrinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of 19th and Everett, across from where the NW Outdoor Market is often held.   I rarely see it like the image right (Wiki) —
trees obscure the lovely old building except when it is coldest. I am not inclined to sit outside
and sketch in the middle of winter!  However, the three doors around the side are amazing, and seen clearly!  I sketched Sunday, added some colors in the field, then finished in studio.

They are shocking high-gloss bright red.
I can imagine these doors glow in the dark, if you are visiting the church at night, with their bright happy color illuminated by the overhead lanterns.
This is also posted for Thursday Doors.
(Check out Norm’s amazing doors, and others, here!)

Colors used, above, mixed on the page:
Stone is Tigereye, Shungite, and Hematite;
Doors are undercoat with Quin Coral and overbushed with Perylene Red.

Strathmore Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Lamy Al-Star w/De Atramentis Document black  ink;
and Greenleaf & Blueberry (Shungite) 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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14 Responses to USk: Trinity Episcopal Church’s Red Doors, Alphabet District

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice one – you can’t go wrong with lovely church doors 🙂


  2. Dan Antion says:

    I love the way you are doing the doors posts, Kate. These doors are so handsome. I like how you captured the ironwork.


  3. What a lovely painting! Beautiful colors.


  4. Great red doors, Katie.



  5. I like your view without the trees! I wish municipalities would quit putting up signs, trees, garbage bins, power lines with wires in front lovely or historic buildings! There must be a way around them!


  6. VocareMentor says:

    Your artwork is so simple and so beautiful. The doors, the stone, and the lanterns – what a wonderful sketch!


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