wilderness sketches

Being part of the Portland Urban Sketchers group has really helped me loosen up my drawing. Although I've often brought my watercolor set and a sketchbook while hiking, this week's trip to Jefferson Park Wilderness was the first time I've really used them, and the first time I've attempted anything more than a small sketch of a single flower. 

 tree line along the whitewater trail

tree line along the whitewater trail

I of course still did sketch wildflowers (how could I resist?).

 mountain aster near Russell Lake

mountain aster near Russell Lake

 indian paintbrush

indian paintbrush

But the big difference is that I also tried to capture my favorite mountain. 

 Mt Jefferson and Russell Lake

Mt Jefferson and Russell Lake

Here's how it turned out.

 watercolor sketch of Mt Jefferson and Russell Lake

watercolor sketch of Mt Jefferson and Russell Lake