Category Archives: urban sketchers

USK: The Old Police Stable

I love the old buildings of Portland. I am sorry that the developers here do not have the ingenuity of the California developers, especially in the Bay Area or Cannery Row, where they saw how some of the history would … Continue reading

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Finished a Journal!

Finished my Hahnemühle Nostalgie Sketchbook just before the election. I’ve been slow to post.  Sorry there were pages I had to leave out; family members still alive.  Who knows if they dip into my blog? I am doing so much … Continue reading

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USk: Water Towers

I’ve been getting my pens in shape for Inktober. I had received a Goulet nib in the mail and was out sketching the water tower in NE Portland… The dang Conklin nib is sooooo awful, I switched it between sketches. … Continue reading

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USk: Pelikan Hub 2018

The 2018 Pelikan Hub happened Friday night.  My first time, and wow I will never miss another.  It happened at the Lucky Lab on Hawthorne.  Oddly, my sketch while waiting for it to start (after dinner) is in Robert Oster’s … Continue reading

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USk: Broadway Bridge

Traffic has a few good points… I added watercolor later, and after I bought a couple of new colors. I swear I am never ever going to be seduced by a Daniel Smith color name again. “Burgundy Yellow Ochre”??? I … Continue reading

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USk: Trip to Lacey Washington

Trip across the big wide Columbia to make a presentation in Lacey, Washington.  Labor day the bridge was very slow due to  traffic; this meant I could draw while Mitchell drove.  Robert Oster’s Motor Oil ink is becoming a go-to … Continue reading

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Our Smokey Summer

Smoke. I’ve been sketching/journaling, just no time to format and post. This was a miserable summer but of course, hard to complain because others were losing their homes, businesses and environment, we just had smoke. Grisaille above, with watercolor topped … Continue reading

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