Last week, we did a quick road trip up to Ashland in Southern Oregon. I could swear the weather changes just as you drive across the California-Oregon border. Dry and sunny one minute and rainy and green when you cross over.
This might be my only sketch before we crossed the border. Black Bear Diner, where the food is awesome, and there is bear emphera everywhere.
The rain is never far away in Oregon. This is the duckpond at Lithia Park. What I love about urban sketching is that the weather becomes part of the sketch. You can see how the rain did atleast as much for this piece as I did.
And another quick sketch from the park.
Even when the rain holds up for a bit, it’s never far away. Downtown Ashland with the clouds rolling in.
The Allen Elizabethan Theater where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is held is supposed to be an exact replica of the Globe Theater. This was sketched in the near-dark, just before a performance of Hamlet. 2.5 hours long+Nightime+The rain.= Frozen Toes. Even with blankets, jackets and hot cocoa.
Heading back home, with a quick stop and short hike at the spectacular Burney Falls. Spray on my book, and a photographer in the foreground.