Monday, April 30, 2012
April 2012: Overgrown Creek
Originally uploaded by apple-pine
Adobe Creek is covered with lots of greens, many ducks are starting families there and overall I think it's a beautiful addition to the city :) Though cleaning crew is improving it step by step - as you can see on my other sketches :)
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
|1908 Train #112 Redwood Empire Route, ink & watercolor, 5x10"|
We took the train to Sacramento and visited the California State Railroad Museum. The enormous building ( 225,000 square feet) contains many full-sized trains and this one called out to me.
I sat against a pillar on the hard floor and started drawing. I used pencil first to get the basic shapes down since it was so complicated. Then I switched to ink and the time flew by until I realized I only had a few minutes left before we had to leave for our train ride home, so I quickly added watercolor, which I touched up a bit when I got home.
|Micaela and Susan sketching on the train trip|
The museum has a Pullman-style sleeping car, a dining car, and a Railway Post Office, all of which you can walk through, along with many life-size displays demonstrating railroad life in the early years of California. I especially liked the little telegraph office with the lady at her desk with a little dish holding egg shells and a salt shaker from her breakfast. She must have had to work long hours in her lonely outpost.
Click here to take a 360 Virtual Tour of the museum (or go in person—it's fantastic!)
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
|Cathy sketching at Le Bateau Ivre, ink & watercolor, 8x6"|
We had a wonderful Tuesday evening sketching and dining at Le Bateau Ivre (The Drunken Boat) in Berkeley. The ambiance and food is fantastic. We sat in the dining room with lovely brick walls and a fireplace. When we sketched there last year we sat in the cafe area which is equally charming.
International Sketchcrawl 35 is Saturday, April 21!
Here is a link to the Sketchcrawl website where you can find out if there is a group sketching near you (or initiate a location yourself).
San Francisco looks to be a particularly juicy sketchcrawl, starting in North Beach and ending at a free Burlesque Queens sketching marathon at a hotel at Fisherman's Wharf, hosted by Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School. The burlesque performers are in town for the Tease-O-Rama, a "showcase and convention dedicated to the thriving neo-burlesque revival."
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
|1950 Royal Typewriter|
|Victorian Steam Powered Drill Press Circa 1900|
This enormous drill press is about 8 feet tall and much more substantial than my sketch makes it look.
|1840s French Depose Metal Sculpture|
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
|Chicken Pot Pie at Fat Apples Restaurant, ink & watercolor, 5x8"|
|Umbrellas at Fat Apples|
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