Art, Landscape, Life, Plein Air, Portland, watercolor

July Evening at Jamison Square

Gail Vines and Don Colley

I haven’t been out sketching in a while but I joined my friends, Master Draftsman, Don Colley and Gail Vines, one of the founders of Portland’s independent art supply store, Art Media, on a beautiful July evening at Portland’s Jamison Square for a couple of hours of sketching and dinner.

7″ x 10″ ink and watercolor

Kids and dogs were splashing in the tidal pool and everyone was enjoying a perfect evening. We wandered over to Oba for dinner where we attempted to solve what’s wrong with the art today and on the walk home Gail demonstrated her tap dancing abilities.

5 thoughts on “July Evening at Jamison Square”

  1. Bill
    Thank you for your sketch.i just returned from assateque island, Maryland. I sketched for 3 days on the beach.

    Assateque is a barrier island off the coast of Maryland and Virginia. I am a new art student, I sketch, watercolor and have just started taking lessons in oil 6:00 am along the Potomac in mt Vernon Virginia. I am a big fan of your work.

    Thank you for your e mails

    Patrick fitzgerald


  2. Patrick, thank you for your very kind comment. I grew up in Delaware and have visited Aateague and stalked the wild ponies of Chincoteague. It’s a very beautiful place. Best of luck with your painting.


  3. Bill,
    Thanks for your prompt email to my meeting you yesterday in Jameison Park while you were watercoloring.
    While I only saw your preliminary sketch/watercolor, which I was impressed with at that stage, the finished painting came out very well. Thanks for posting/sharing.
    Regarding Assateague and chincoteague Island, In September of 1971 my wife and I honeymooned there out of the back of a ’67 VW station wagon. Elly was eaten up by mosquitos and I never got one bite. We saw the ponies and more GB Herons than you can shake a stick it. The whole ordeal was a memorable experience.
    Jerry G. Dickason


  4. Hey there Bill. We (Kalina, Katura, Vicky and me) met Gail by accident when we all arrived at Amtrak station in Portland to travel north. We were headed to Tacoma to meet with other NW sketchers and Gail to Seattle. She told us about your outing with Don. Sounds like you had a great time together! Liked the sketch (at Jamison) and the painting of the ‘parked’ backhoe.


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