Just Three

JUST THREE

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just...

Easter Morning

EASTER MORNING

My next-door neighbor used to have a camellia tree at the corner of her house, that towered over her roof line, splendid with red blossoms....

 
 
 
Virtual Sketchcrawwl 15- Sketching with only three things

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWWL 15- SKETCHING WITH ONLY THREE THINGS

Virtual Sketchcrawl 15 Please join us for our fifteenth virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, April 17th This sketchcrawl was first brought...

Virtual Sketchcrawl 14 - Reflections

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 14 - REFLECTIONS

Please join us for our fourteenth virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, March 20th. Let's sketch sometime that shows a reflection. Any media,...

 
 
 
Virtual Sketchcrawl 13 - Light

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 13 - LIGHT

Done during the Portland Winter Light Festival (on its first weekend, the one before the snow and ice). This is Twinkle Trees, on Northrup....

Virtual Sketchcrawl 13 - Light

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 13 - LIGHT

Please join us for our thirteenth virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, February 20th. The Portland Winter Light Festival is going to happen...

 
 
 
Virtual Sketchcrawl 12 - Winter - Empress Tree

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 12 - WINTER - EMPRESS TREE

I'd been thinking of sketching my own catalpa, because winter exposes its true nature, with branches chaotically strewing themselves...

Virtual Sketchcrawl 12 - Winter

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 12 - WINTER

These two sketches are of a huge Catalpa Tree (trunk diameter is approx 3' at waist height) that I see outside of my bedroom window....

 
 
 
Virtual Sketchcrawl 12 - Winter

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 12 - WINTER

Please join us for our twelfth virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, January 16th. This month, let's sketch a winter scene. Maybe a bleak...

Retro Tuesday - Tree dressed up for the holidays when I was, like, 4

RETRO TUESDAY - TREE DRESSED UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS WHEN I WAS, LIKE, 4

I've been doing a lot of painting from photographs lately. The rain, the cold, and I've painted so many inside things that I don't...

 
 
 
Virtual sketchcrawl - Trees dressed up for the holidays

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL - TREES DRESSED UP FOR THE HOLIDAYS

I did this one last Saturday, in an unexpected sunbreak. It's a tree in my neighbor's front yard, which he dolled up something special...

Virtual Sketchcrawl 11 - trees decorated for the holidays

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 11 - TREES DECORATED FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Please join us for our eleventh virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, December 19th. This month, let's sketch trees and shrubs that are...

 
 
 
Blue Friday

BLUE FRIDAY

While some folks might have been out walking off their turkey dinner, I took my little rowboat and sketchbook out to Swan Island and...

Virtual Sketchcrawl 10 - food prep or aftermath

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 10 - FOOD PREP OR AFTERMATH

I'm not cooking ahead for Thanksgiving, but I did have some parsnips and a carrot that needed to get eaten up. So I decided to roast...

 
 
 
Virtual Sketchcrawl 10 - food prep or aftermath

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 10 - FOOD PREP OR AFTERMATH

Please join us for our tenth virtual sketchcrawl on Saturday, November 21st. This month, the suggested theme is food preparation or...

Nature preparing for winter at Farragut Park

NATURE PREPARING FOR WINTER AT FARRAGUT PARK

It was a mini sketch crawl between me and my friend Kristin. We sat 6' apart at a picnic table, wearing masks, and did some art together....

 
 
 
Nature preparing for Winter- pdxusk challenge 9

NATURE PREPARING FOR WINTER- PDXUSK CHALLENGE 9

This coastal town has not seen a real change in leaf color yet. There have been a couple of high gusty wind events though earlier this...

Virtual Sketchcrawl 9 - Nature preparing for winter

VIRTUAL SKETCHCRAWL 9 - NATURE PREPARING FOR WINTER

I walked up the street this morning to see if the cedar waxwings were still busily stuffing themselves on my neighbor's crabapple trees....

 
 
 
End of the Season

END OF THE SEASON

I was lucky to spend a few days exploring the backcountry near the Breitenbush River, just north of Mt Jefferson this summer. Now much...

Fall Sk

FALL SK

The weather was so nice yesterday. I did some value studies with a box of quince from my shrub. In past years I made membrillo, but...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Just Three

Just Three

It's spring and I thought that those endearing and pesky robins who wake me up at dawn would be the perfect thing to sketch with just three colors. Black for their wings and... Read more ...

Boy Oh Boy

Boy Oh Boy

Saturday Leftover Day. I have shared many pages from the scouting magazine Boy's Life. Some using my own scans, some from the complete run that can be found online. The comic... Read more ...

Rusty Young, Country-Rock Pioneer, Is Dead at 75

As a founding member of the band Poco, he helped define a genre and establish the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in West Coast rock. Read more ...

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Summer Cottage Pötzleinsdorf / Schuberth und Schuberth

Schuberth und Schuberth Location: Wienerwald, Austria Project Year: 2019 Photographs: Christoph Panzer Area: 50.0 m2 Read more ...

The First-Ever Camera Collar Footage Shot by a Wild Wolf

You can now see the world from a wolf's point of view. This 3-minute video is the first-ever camera collar footage shot from the perspective of a wild wolf. The video was... Read more ...

After Bullying Reports, Scott Rudin Will Step Away From Broadway

The powerful producer of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Book of Mormon” regrets “the pain my behavior caused” and says others will directly run his shows. Read more ...

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Why Are So Many Cameras Limited by Design?

Expensive cameras often lack basic features. The most common limitations-by-design are fixed screens and no flash. I suspect that some camera designers aren't photographers and... Read more ...

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ROBERT FAWCETT'S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Even a boring spot illustration of a postal clerk can become an exciting trip through an abstract art exhibition when the illustrator is Robert Fawcett. Take a closer look... Read more ...

Krazy Kat

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Up all night, Greg Girard

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