USk: NW Wilson St

In NW Portland there is an area we often drive through on our way to other places,
and each time I think about what a sweet neighborhood
this must have been before the area around it become warehouses…
At some point it will become high-rises.

I decided to sketch them; they’ve given me such delight!

I sketched them on site, and back in studio I inked
using a Platinum Carbon pen, and added color.

I started with NW Wilson…
the longest of the lovely old streets with all homes intact.


This time of year the greens are so bright and varied;
I had the most fun mixing greens.


The houses are all the same, alternating the exteriors,
which means they were probably all built by a developer as early track homes
of some sort, though not marketed the way they are today.
I never noticed before I drew them.

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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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