Restore Oregon: Uppertown Net Loft, Astoria, Oregon

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The barn red on the lovely blue Columbia River was my initial attraction.
I did a few fast sketches, and this one I like so will donate….

13291239934_9c623233be_bAn image of the building from the hilltops is here.

Uppertown Net Loft at 100 31st Street, Astoria, Oregon was the
Union Fishermen’s Cooperative Packing Company’s Net Loft, built in 1900.
It is a significant reminder of the Columbia River’s salmon fishing and canning industry.  The building is near and dear to my heart because of the barn-like quality on the river.  The community has formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit, WHARF, to explore the adaptive reuse of the Net Loft as community-based artist space but significant preservation planning and rehabilitation dollars are needed to get the project off the ground.
Restore Oregon is donating toward that goal…

I support Restore Oregon because they gift monies
each year toward projects to restore our historical places.

W16 8 RO ASTORIA NET LOFT2 001After color sketches, I moved to a larger page
sketching with pencil and De Atramentis Tobacco ink.
I began with under-painting, and also decided to use masking to retain some
bright colored stalks of wheat or water foliage I noticed in a number of images,
making them brighter to compete with the brilliant blue and reds of the image.
I really hated the image at this point… and almost scrapped it!
This sometimes happens… Usually now I move on into it to see what it will be.
I can always toss it out later if I hate it!

I went a bit further, doing murky layers and brilliant layers and was satisfied.
It is a bit wonky…

W16 8 RO ASTORIA NET LOFT2 014These images donated will raise money for Restore Oregon
at the Restoration Celebration, November 11th, 2016.

Previous Building Images Completed:
Upper Sandy Guard StationWong Laundry Building

Strathmore or Fluid Cold Press papers, Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Noodler’s or Pilot pen with De Atramentis Tobacco ink, Platinum Carbon pen with De Atramentis Document Brown ink;  White Uniball Signo pen, Fineline Masking;
Sennelier, Holbein, QoR, M.Graham, and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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14 Responses to Restore Oregon: Uppertown Net Loft, Astoria, Oregon

  1. loisajay says:

    I so love that you detail what you do and what materials you use. I think it’s beautiful.

    Like

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