North and South

Last Saturday four sketchers met up just north of Portland at Pumpkin Patch Farm on Sauvie Island, where we tried our pens at fields, the animal barn, and old farm equipment. Sauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch FarmSauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm - Animal BarnSauvie Island - John Deere TractorSauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm - View of Mt. St. Helens Sauvie Island - Pumpkin Patch Farm

On the 4th of July, my partner and I headed south to Oregon City, the oldest incorporated town west of the Rockies.  I tried to capture the complicated Willamette Falls and paper mills.  Willamette Falls was originally a natural wonder, but now it's an industrial cyborg designed to harness energy for the mills.  Complicated but fun to draw.

Oregon City - Willamette FallsOregon City - West Linn Paper MillOregon City - Blue Heron Paper Mill

 

As for this weekend, I just got back from Trek in the Park where I tried to draw Spock like 8 times but he kept eluding me - anyway it was fantastic - will post those sketches tomorrow!