Tag Archives: Oregon

VSW: Vista House

As I move back into posting, I will start with the pages I was drawing of the Vista House, below, when my mom died. (Not ready to write about that yet.) I don’t think we ever went there, though maybe … Continue reading

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USk: Labor Day in the Finish Studio

Labor Day weekend and we are laborers so we are working… I have new A/C and a new lease on life in my newly cleaned and reorganized studio! I sat close to the door and tried to draw the entire … Continue reading

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USk: Yama Sushi

Yama Sushi, named after Yamantaka, apparently! First time was for our anniversary. Discovered just before we found the kitties.  A sign. Amazing sushi, clean, fresh fish, good sushi man, and a woman sushi chef (wow a first!) No more having … Continue reading

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USk: Cargo Portland

Picking up an old Fabriano Watercolor journal that I really don’t like *but will finish off in some way, like the 100 faces challenge*  I came across an old drawing of the building in the Pearl that originally housed Cargo, … Continue reading

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USk: PAG Trip to Monitor

This shows you how busy I’ve been! April 29th PAG took a field trip to Donovan Harding’s amazing woodworking shop, Monitor Millworks.  He creates doors and windows the way they did them in the late 19th century.  He was kind … Continue reading

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USk: Oregon Greens

Oregon green rivals Ireland, no two ways about it. Below is a favorite crook in the road on our way from Portland to Southern Oregon near the South Fork of the Umpqua River. Pulled over to sketch it — and … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016

The series for Restore Oregon Endangered Places 2016, is now on one page. Restore Oregon is a cause I can support. Drawing old buildings is always fun for me, as I began life as an architect. Restoration is my passion, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: The Oregon Caves Historic District

The Oregon Caves Historic District covers six acres of the Oregon Caves National Monument and Preserve (OCNMP) in the Siskiyou National Forest, which is accessed through Cave Junction in southwestern Oregon. The historic district includes four primary buildings: the Chalet, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Lindberg House

Peter (Pehr) John Lindberg house, located in the small coastal town of Port Orford, was built over a four-year period from 1892 to 1896.   The home was designed and constructed in the Queen Anne style by Mr. Lindberg, who was … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: EOU Inlow Hall’s Grand Staircase, La Grande, Oregon

Eastern Oregon University’s Inlow Hall’s original grand staircase has fallen into disrepair, below, and Restore Oregon is assisting with the restoration efforts of this once beautiful and important grand staircase. It was used in many ways for formal and informal … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 6, Roman

One of my favorites, the Roman Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the sixth and last of this set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. 1) I began with a sketch … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 5, Eagle

The all-American Eagle Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fifth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) De Atramentis Document brown (brunaille) and Noodler’s Lexington grey (grisaille) worked the undertones.  A video … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 4, Pinto Fishing

I had to work a Pinto into the series! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the fourth in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above and below. I think the fish, … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Jantzen Beach Carousel 3, Floral

One of my favorites, the Floral Horse! Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the third in the set. (Below are links to others previously posted.) The many layers, above. Grisaille (pronunciation, taken from the French word for … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 2, Grapes

Jantzen Beach Carousel is a series, and this is the second in the set. (Click here to see the first, the Chinese Water Serpent Horse.) I named this Horse with Grapes! Why am I naming them differently than CW Parker … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Janzten Beach Carousel 1, Chinese Water Serpent

I am a lover of carousels; this set was a pleasure to paint! Jantzen Beach Carousel has so many gorgeous carousel horses! I wanted to set up a series whereby someone could buy the set or just one, and they … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Fort Rock

You might remember that I painted a sketch of Fort Rock as part of a folding journal after the Endangered Places of 2015 was announced?  It was based  on the photograph by Craig Powell, #1 in the line-up, below, along … Continue reading

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Restore Oregon: Rivoli Theater

NOTE: For those that might be visiting from Restore Oregon, I am speaking largely to other painters and student painters in my blog.) Rivoli Theater at 1355 S Main Street, Pendleton, Oregon was built in 1900. It is a significant … Continue reading

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