Saturday, June 20, 2015

Strange plant

There are several plants outside the right side house of the house that look like this. I recall seeing other plants that looked similar as I was growing up. I don't know what they are called.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Rolling, rolling, rolling on the Napa River!

I took a day off May 27 and got into a boat with mostly artists as it made its way along to the Napa River. It was awesome - I traveled to a part of the Bay Area I hadn't been to before and I could paint or draw whatever I liked. I drew inside the boat and outside up on the deck in this beautiful place not too far from from home.  Yay, I didn't have to drive - four members of my USk sketch group carpooled!!!! The whole day was a blast. And it was a nice break from writing. I love writing, don't get me wrong, but I also love  sketching and I get the chance to enter a wonderfully peace place or zone and sketch and have no deadlines to make.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Classic car

Last Thursday (April 23) my sketch group went to Lux Appraisers and Estate Services in Emeryville. Old furniture, lamps were among the many things in this warehouse. I found this old classic car in a corner and I obviously had to sketch it because it's red! I was close to stopping while sketching because I didn't like where this was going but I stuck with it. I'm learning how to appreciate the process of sketching even when the outcome isn't what I envisioned.

Monday, April 13, 2015

I like hat

But I didn't buy one...yet. Goorin hat shop is on Claremont Avenue in Oakland. It's a cool places to sketch, too.

Hats, hats, hats!!!

What a great place to sketch!!! Thursday night we visited this quaint hat store on Claremont Avenue in Oakland.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sketch night at Cathedral

The sketchers came to sketch the Cathedral a second. However, turnout was low. Folks had other commitments.