We had another good night sketching at the Berkeley REI store. There is always something interesting to sketch. This time it was tires and shoes.
Friday, March 7, 2014
Monday, March 3, 2014
|Serrahna Boutique 2/28/14|
Serrahna celebrates the handicrafts of India, revitalizing many disappearing textile arts. Craftspeople set their own prices, empowering workers to enjoy a lifestyle exceeding local Indian standards.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
it's not easy to describe the tumult of colors and objects, the jumbles of scarves, arrays of jewelry, and piles and racks of various colorful clothing at Serrahna. Here's my try at showing one small corner of it.
|a fanciful doorway, and bejeweled mannequin|
Friday, February 28, 2014
I used my complete palette to color the sketch from our night at Serrahna. The colors were overwhelming, a real delight and it was hard not to buy something beautiful!
|Serrahna, ink, gouache, watercolor, 9x12in.|
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This is a gem of a store. Piedmont Ave, Oakland near Cato's Ale House.
|I wanted to spend even more time actually reading or at least browsing...next time!|
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The town of Graton, just north of Sebastopol California is home to several notable restaurants including Willow Wood Cafe and Mexico Lindo. This morning our group of nine met outside the Cafe, artists lining Graton Road well into the afternoon. After huddling around a bench to review each other’s work, we enjoyed a tasty late lunch at Mexico Lindo, followed by a quick stop to check out local artists’ work at Graton Art Gallery. What a great day!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
|There were so many items to sketch, but the dress makers form and juxtaposition of sports fabrics and Hello Kitty materials caught my eye. Please see fellow sketchers' previous posts from Joann's.|
Saturday, February 15, 2014
|Sibley Volcanic Preserve|
I also enjoy hiking and sketching with other plein air painting groups. There are so many beautiful places to discover in Northern California.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
|Birdhouses - just a few!|
|Gnomes? Elves? Santas?|
|Japanese paper doll, pigment liner and watercolor, 8x5in.|
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
|Lara at Cato's|
It was our open sketch night (first Thursday of every month) when everyone's invited to come sketch with us. It was a sketch party!! We kept commandeering more and more tables. After a couple of hours, we shared our sketches on a big tabletop, shining phone flashlights down upon our drawings in the dimly lit room.
To the young photographers working at Looking Glass Photo, 'vintage' is a Nikon single lens reflex circa 1960's . . . and me.
Monday, February 10, 2014
|Flor del Ceibo, ink and watercolor, 8x5in.|
The Mission in Carmel was founded in 1771 by Father Serra. It was teh headquarters of the California mission system of 21 missions. It was first remodeled in the 1880s and then remodeled again in the 1930s, a 30 year project. Father Serra is buried under the main alter.
Saturday, February 8, 2014
|Tombow marker and watercolor, tiny.|
Tero, Teru, Tero-teru are the common names given by the guaraní people and they are onomatopoeias of the sound they make.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Monday, February 3, 2014
|Citroën, Tombow marker and watercolor, 8x5in|
Oh, I forgot to mention, in this case it`s a convertible.