Sunday, August 3, 2014

Summer Sketching in Sellwood Park

It's such beautiful weather to get outdoors, slap paint onto scraps of paper, and heck, even nap on the lawn.

Here are a couple of the sketches I did in tempera paint on brown paper at the last Urban Sketchers gathering. You can see more in my post at pdxusk, as well.

Babykins, looking somewhat serious.

Kiddos on the swings

Slightly abstract interpretation of bright sky between tree branches

Two-tone sky: puffy clouds, doug firs


  1. These tonal sketches look like so much fun and quick to do too! I see evidence of baby having fun playing with some paper too--good idea to get her involved right away! Btw, she is quite beautiful.

    1. Aw, thank you, Janene! Yes indeed, she did have a good time chowing down on some of those pieces of paper. Tonal sketches: fun and quick and easy to put down in time to say, "No dear, let's not actually swallow that!" ha ha.