Saturday, August 27, 2016
Marcia Donohue invited us to sketch her garden one afternoon last week (see other sketches in posts below). We shared the space with great sculptures, plantings and 15 chickens. Great time!
Friday, August 26, 2016
Thursday, August 25, 2016
|ceramic foot, ceramic totems & bowling balls|
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
On the night of each full moon, the Berkeley Art Museum hosts a music event in the galleries, often including a poetry reading and film projections. August's evening, led by saxophonist Larry Ochs, featured structured improvisations inspired by the work of influential filmmakers.
|Before the performance, viewers at the exhibition, "Berkeley Eye"|
|"Gambits" performing music based on a John Cassavetes film|
|The audience on the colorful, comfortable yellow seating|
|From a film of the hands of five symphony conductors, projected on a gallery wall|
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The World Famous Hamburger Ranch in Cloverdale, CA has long been a popular spot for travelers along Hwys 101 and 128. The ever popular brisket, baby back ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, and BBQ chicken is slow cooked in a giant wood-fired smoker and tastes so good, it begs for repeat visits. But what makes this Road House ‘World Famous’? There are hundreds of postcards decorating walls from all over the world reminiscing of the food and fun times.
I too have had some great memories here including today with my friend Phil. We both had pulled pork sandwiches with onion rings and sweet potato fries, then we headed out for an afternoon of sketching under the shade of an oak tree.
Monday, August 15, 2016
How great to attend a scrimmage of local roller derby teams and a special treat to share the evening with my visiting sketcher friends from Paris. Thanks to Susan Ford and her friend, Ariel! (See detailed info on Susan's post below.)
|Ref and team on the bench|
|Opposing team on bench|
|Some of the scrimmage action|
|Banner says: Bay Area All-Stars|
Roller derby is all about athleticism, strength, strategy and speed. It's also about camaraderie, humor, aliases and alter egos.
It was exciting and incredible fun watching and trying to draw these energetic athletes at a recent practice session. Sometimes I was so amazed by the action that I forgot to sketch!
Check out the action at Bay Area Derby's August 27th Championship Bouts! Tickets and other information at http://www.bayareaderby.com.
|30 seconds on the penalty bench|
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Cape Fear Cafe, located in the tiny town of Duncans Mills has been a local hot spot for 20 years. The food is great and includes sandwiches, omelettes, soups, salads and much more. Although the café is a destination unto it’s self, there are many shops to purchase souvenirs, gifts, and house hold items. I spent my time sketching, of course, until the smell of grilling meats lured me indoors for a grilled chicken sandwich and a pile of fries.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
|I spent a good part of the day sketching the Bay Bridge from the San Francisco side (for a change). There is a glimpse of the Oakland cranes under the bridge.|
|This sketch shows the connection to Yerba Buena Island.|
|Sometimes the cables would catch the shifting light.|
|And sometimes they wouldn't so much.|
Friday, August 5, 2016
Loard’s ice cream recipes have not changed since 1950, when founder Russ Salyards opened the first of nearly a dozen of his East Bay ice cream shops. He won the Gold Medal in the Ice Cream and Dairy Products category at the 1952 California State Fair.
You can also still enjoy Loard's ice cream in Oakland, Alameda, Castro Valley and Livermore. Keeping the sweet dream alive.
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
|Old pickup ('37 Chevy?), Philo|
|Truck Stop Ahead: Rusted metal road sign in the weeds, Philo|
|Mini paintings while touring Digging Dog Nursery, Albion|