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Oakland's Beer Baron Bar and Kitchen

OAKLAND'S BEER BARON BAR AND KITCHEN

We had a great time at Oakland's Beer Baron Thursday night, sketching this friendly, gorgeous place. The sketch above was actually...

The Beer Baron in Oakland

THE BEER BARON IN OAKLAND

We had a good time sketching at The Beer Baron that has just opened in Oakland. The staff was very welcoming and the wall of bottles...

 
 
 
Thumbs Up!

THUMBS UP!

A month ago I inflamed a joint in my right thumb and have been wearing a catcher's mitt size brace immobilizing said thumb. That has...

Giants at AT&T Park

GIANTS AT AT&T PARK

San Francisco Giants held their own against the Cubbies today! Though it was touch and go there for a while, Giants won 5 to 4 in the...

 
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing

FIELDWORK BREWING

Fieldwork Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in Berkeley, advertised with focus on "exceptional, honest beer-making." It's...

Sketching Girl Meets Dirt

SKETCHING GIRL MEETS DIRT

Girl Meets Dirt produces amazing heritage preserves, "inspired by the long history of orchard keeping on Orcas Island" in Washington...

 
 
 
Fieldwork Brewing Public Sketch Thursday July 5, 6:30-8:30 pm

FIELDWORK BREWING PUBLIC SKETCH THURSDAY JULY 5, 6:30-8:30 PM

Join fellow sketchers for a night of sketching at a popular local brewery... Sketch by Ceiny Carney "Brewpub with a variety of seasonal...

Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool

VIRTUAL REALITY AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL

I went to a virtual reality event held at the Oakland Museum garden featuring not only a virtual reality narrative but also live music,...

 
 
 
Steamy Stuff at the Autodesk Gallery

STEAMY STUFF AT THE AUTODESK GALLERY

Sketched a few of the items on display at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown San Francisco. This gallery showcases the creative process...

Macramé Makes A Comeback

MACRAMÉ MAKES A COMEBACK

I went to Sebastopol this weekend to sketch with Somona County sketchers at The Barlow an area that has repurposed a former Applesauce...

 
 
 
Ice Cream and Behind the Curtain

ICE CREAM AND BEHIND THE CURTAIN

This ice cream shop in Oakland offers a visual and audio feast. You can watch your ingredients being stirred and frozen before your...

Smitten with Smitten

SMITTEN WITH SMITTEN

...how could I not say it?! Love their ice cream, it's really fresh, really tasty. The corner building they occupy in Rockridge is...

 
 
 
Emeryville waterfront

EMERYVILLE WATERFRONT

I have missed Snoopy and the little biplane plane he flew at the edge of the bay for many years, so when I came across this Red Baron...

Smitten Ice Cream

SMITTEN ICE CREAM

A team of engineers and ice cream makers combined liquid nitrogen, small ice crystals and organic ingredients to create churned-to-order...

 
 
 
Sketching With a Visiting Sk

SKETCHING WITH A VISITING SK

Last weekend Tina Koyama and husband Greg made a stop in the Bay Area on their way to Yosemite. So of course we had to go sketching!...

South African Section, UC Botanical Garden, Berkeley

SOUTH AFRICAN SECTION, UC BOTANICAL GARDEN, BERKELEY

Watercolor, InkJoy colored ink ballpoint pens I'm always game for a return visit to the Berkeley Botanical Garden in Tilden Park. It...

 
 
 
Alice in BlakeGardensLand

ALICE IN BLAKEGARDENSLAND

Last week I met up with a few of my urban sketch buddies for a day at Blake Gardens in Kensington. The property is owned by the University...

Taking Sketchers to Blake Garden

TAKING SKETCHERS TO BLAKE GARDEN

Blake Garden In Kensington is a few minutes drive from my house. So when my sketching buddies from the South Bay, the North Bay and...

 
 
 
"It's Not Always About the Restaurant."

"IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE RESTAURANT."

Met our urban sketching group at CHOW in Oakland. But instead of drawing somethingat the restaurant I looked across the street and...

THURSDAY MAY 3-PUBLIC NIGHT AT CHOW

MAY 3 Thursday Public Night 6:30 to 8:30 Chow 3770 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 & gourmet market serving an American comfort menu...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a...

Bjarke Ingels: "New York is not the Capital of the United States. It is a Capital of the World."

Since moving to New York in 2010, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels has built an impressive portfolio, from developed projects such as VIA 57 West and The Eleventh to propositions such... Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting,Nature Art, Aspen Leaf,”Fall Delight” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $100 Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by...

"End of the Evening" Original Impressionist landscape sunset oil painting by Janice Trane Jones

"End of the Evening" is an original 18 x 36 x 1.5 oil on a canvas wrap. This is a large landscape painting of the last light of the night just as the vivid colors light up the... Read more ...

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

MQ Houses / Altamarea arquitectura

© Felipe Cantillana Architect: Altamarea arquitectura Location: Pichilemu, Chile Architects In Charge: Gonzalo Herreros Area: 290.0 m2 Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Felipe... Read more ...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by...

SUMMER SALE-Mixed media abstract tree collage landscape, "Snowy Dawn" by Colorado Mixed Media Artist Carol Nelson Fine Art

6"x12"x1.5" Mixed Media on Panel /Available SUMMER SALE PRICE $199 Read more ...

True North / Alain Carle Architecte

True North / Alain Carle Architecte

© Adrien Williams Architects: Alain Carle Architecte Location: Cornwall, Canada Area: 513.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Adrien Williams Conception Team: Christian Aubin... Read more ...

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 386

X-23. 2018. Gouache on mixed media board, 9 × 12″. (Claws also made from Strathmore Mixed Media Board) gouache washes to hone the drawing decided to add a hand pencils Read more ...

Lefortovo / buro5

Lefortovo / buro5

© Luciano Spinelli Architects: buro5 Location: Moscow, Russia Architect In Charge: Boris Denisyuk Area: 75.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Luciano Spinelli © Luciano... Read more ...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean...

Contemporary Beach Art, Abstract Seascape Painting, Coastal Art "Caribbean Melody" by International Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

Kimberly Conrad Contemporary Artist 6.5"x9.5" Acrylic on 140 lb Archival Paper. These lovely little originals paintings frame beautifully as shown below. This painting is... Read more ...