Portland has some great architectural details and as we tried to artfully capture them, we freaked out a lot of people. I guess we must have looked like Census Takers or undercover agents, because we had some anxious strangers coming up to use wanting to know what we were up to. One man who was putting up twinkle lights and overparked, sheepishly announced he was leaving in a minute, had a good laugh when my friend turned around her sketchbook to reveal that she'd been painting him as he worked. Beware of middle aged women with sketch pads and pencils!
This outdoor art was imported from Mexico, and was so colorful and cheery!
JoAnne set up her stool, and got right to work, painting in her colorful style.