Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting
before the leaves dropped, and the
Lake Oswego trees were exceptional!
I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, right) during a sketchwalk but the thing is, I learned from that mistake what I
needed to do to make the one above.

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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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10 Responses to Lake Oswego Tree

  1. I absolutely love the fall colors and really enjoy your work displaying all their beauty.


  2. Linda K says:

    the colors are gorgeous!! Happy PPF!


  3. I’m loving the brightness of that tree, you captured the spirit of it so well. I can almost feel the leaves falling Kate. Visiting From PPF. Oh, my new blog is now live on my new wordpress site ( and I’m doing a giveaway tomorrow (Sunday). The giveaway will include a DIY Altoids tin with magnetic half pans, pencil & eraser, Hahnemuhle Grey Book toned paper sketchbook, Micron sigma pens, a Grumbacher watercolor brush and a bee magnet! Hope to see you there!


  4. JKW says:

    I’m a day late and a $1 short. . . .My trees with colorful leaves will be this upcoming PPF week. The trees are so colorful this year. You capture them beautifully. Blessings, Janet


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