Saturday, March 29, 2014

My sketch group gathered recently at a restaurant called Spice Monkey in downtown Oakland. Although the architecture was interesting, I felt more comfortable drawing people. This is sketcher Susan.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A stab at reportage

The Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland hosted a memorial service on the 5th anniversary of the day four law enforcement officers were shot and killed. Not only did a number of police come to the Cathedral, local media did as well.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Amazing sketching opportunity

My sketch group was in sketching heaven last night when we sketched at the Berkeley City Club, a classic building designed by Julia Morgan. I don't know all the fancy architectural jargon so I will quote the brochure I picked up:

"The City Club is known for its steel-reinforced concrete walls (artfully fashioned to look like wood), leaded glass windows, interior courtyards and magnificent indoor swimming pool. This building is a blend of Romanesque and Moorish styles of architecture common to the areas surrounding the Mediterranean Sea."

Friday, March 7, 2014

Last week my sketching group went to this beautiful boutique called Serrahna in Oakland. It was filled with fabric and textures and color. I didn't get far from the door when I found this spot in the corner. Believe me, the actual store is breath-taking.