USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

Many parts of Portland smells sweeter, floral right now.
Puffy trees line the parks and streets, looking like bridesmaids.
They are so delicate…

This year the rains came later and that is good…
blossoms stayed put for days!
I had a chance to sketch Tom McCall (I think that is the name) Park.

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Hahnemühle Watercolour Book,
Pentalic HB woodless pencil,
Platinum Carbon Pen with Platinum Carbon ink waterproof cartridges,
DS Primatek watercolors, and Daniel Smith Watercolors.

w16-15-handbk-santa-paula-01-sq   W16 4 14 VSW GETTY TOMB CHICAGO 12 SQ

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About dkatiepowellart

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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7 Responses to USk: Cherry Blossoms in Tom McCall Park

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I’ve been to that waterfront park. 2001 was the last time. Beautiful images, Kate.


  2. loisajay says:

    OK–dumb question…..When you finish your work, do you just ‘flick’ the brush to get those tiny spatters? I think they add such a wonder flourish. Kind of like ‘jimmies’ on an ice cream cone. Thanks, Kate.

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  3. Beautiful watercolor painting Kaite! I love the top one.


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