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Sternwheeler – Cascade Locks

6 Apr

ImageAwhile back Carolyn, one of my painting buddies gave me a tour up the Columbia Gorge from Cascade Locks down to Bonneville Damn and then back up towards the wind surfers @Hood River.  I can’t show you any wind surfers as there was absolutely no wind.  After we disembarked, it was still so pleasant of an evening and the sun on the craft…….. had to do a quick little watercolor sketch. Carolyn did a small painting too!  This is the area on the Columbia where the Native Americans have treaty rights to fish year round from the banks with dip nets.  Their platforms for fishing are very unsubstantial, scary even.


Public Sketching

23 Feb

   I was almost caught in a downpour down town a couple days ago. Ducked int McDonalds, got a cup of coffee and pulled out a tablet and pencil.  I noticed I was being observed by a few teenagers so I talked to them about what Iwas drawing and how I search for angles and perspective. They were nice kids and wanted to give me an Art Store discount card but I had to thank her and explain I already had one.  When got a chance later, I added pen lines and watercolor – then I even added a bit more color in photoshop to focus on the figures.  I had to walk home while it was still raining but it wasn’t quite as bad as it had been.

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