Saturday, May 11, 2013

National Train Day

Normally I don't cross-post sketches that I've already put up at the Urban Sketchers of Portland blog, but I really like how the watercolors from our adventures at Union Station came out today! So I'll share them here too.

I happily discovered that I had packed a tube of "Moonglow" watercolor paint in my kit, which was a really fun addition to the shading in locomotive 700, and also made for some nice shadow tones on the brick work in the towers in my second sketch. (I unfortunately forgot to pack a tube of sunblock in my kit, so my right arm is a fascinating shade of "Pyrrol Red" now...sigh.)


  1. Amazing sketches--love the train!

    1. Why thank you! It was a pretty dynamic and inspiring subject.