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Trip to Southern Oregon

During the trip from Portland to Southern Oregon down the I-5 corridor I sketched. I’d made a small folding journal from some grey arches paper for the trip. Never at the last minute before a trip take to gluing your … Continue reading

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USk: Williams Shopping Trip

We took a trip to the store on Saturday, not our usual day. Whenever we go to the Williams store we pass by this brightly colored green and purple store, which I thought was a children’s bookstore. Turns out it … Continue reading

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USk: Cherry Blossoms

Every year I am too busy OR the rains hit so fast that the blossoms drop. This year I caught them! I was out doing some disgusting errands with Mitchell *IRS, SSI, government, ugh* when we came upon the riverfront … Continue reading

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Usk: Sellwood

Wednesday we made a day of buying eyeglass frames, lunch out, and shopping in Sellwood. Apparently in my mind today Mitchell has a round face!  AAACK! The Monkey Fist was yummy *when is brown sugar, cinnamon and pecans ever NOT … Continue reading

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USk: City Market and Blue Moon Cafe

I was just getting sick the weekend of the USk worldwide walk. I managed a couple of sketches that were not painted until later — I’ve wanted to paint the marigold City Market in Autumn against fiery trees… now that … Continue reading

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USk World-wide Sketchout: Autumn at the Studio

Yesterday was a worldwide USk sketchout, and I am swamped. But the trees outside the studio had not lost their leaves YET (starting) so into freezing car and parked down the block and looked up at the studio. My finish … Continue reading

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Lake Oswego Tree

We were going to a client meeting before the leaves dropped, and the Lake Oswego trees were exceptional! I had a chance to sketch before coming back to the studio.I tried this technique unsuccessfully (not what I was going for, … Continue reading

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