Tag Archives: NW Portland

USK: My Birthday Pen Changed…

I returned my red Karas Kustom pen — I didn’t like the stub nib on their pen, and I love stubs so back it went. This is the new pen that Mitchell bought me to replace it. Edison Nouveau Tequila … Continue reading

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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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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: 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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Every Day in May, 7, Architecture

This I see when I go to the bank.  I take my sketchbook often. Such a beautiful church sitting under the I-5 on-ramp! The list, above.  To hear about journalling and architectural sketching classes, follow me on Facebook! ☾ Hahnemühle … Continue reading

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Tools: Painting with Ink

Inktober and two new purchases pushed me even further into playing with just inks, or mostly inks, instead of watercolor. Today I write about my first month of using inks in a painterly way… and that means I am moving … Continue reading

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USk: Thurman “Thursday” Garage Doors

Mitchell and I like to walk up Thurman Street sometimes (and should do it more!).  So many old garages and oddities and lovely gardens.  Some of the old garages look like they are never used; the vines cover the doors. … Continue reading

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