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The Artworks Foundry, Berkeley

THE ARTWORKS FOUNDRY, BERKELEY

Swelled head: flaking composite material, revealing layered colors It once was the site of Magic Gardens Nursery. Now it's The Artworks...

Picante Pieces

PICANTE PIECES

Picante is a favorite with color-filled rooms filled with people enjoying their delicious food.

 
 
 
The Tropics?

THE TROPICS?

A trip to the tropics. Not quite. It was a trip to cold, rainy Marin. But we found a wide covered porch and lots of foliage at Dominican...

Picante, Berkeley

PICANTE, BERKELEY

Always a lot of things to sketch at Picante

 
 
 
Picante where everybody knows your name

PICANTE WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME

The bar on a Thursday evening at Picante Mexican Restaurant in Berkeley is a very "Cheers" kind of place. I didn't know everybody's...

Picante - Where you can plant it

PICANTE - WHERE YOU CAN PLANT IT

I do like the long bar at Picante Cocina Mexicana in Berkeley. Had fun watching the locals plant themselves on a stool for hours. Great...

 
 
 
Oaktown Spice Shop, Oakland

OAKTOWN SPICE SHOP, OAKLAND

A visit to Oaktown Spice Shop is an adventure! Aromas evoke pleasant kitchen memories-so do the colors, jars and old-timey kitchen...

Spice Girl at Oaktown Spice Shop

SPICE GIRL AT OAKTOWN SPICE SHOP

Had a great time discovering Oaktown Spice Shop across from Lake Merritt in Oakland. An amazing assortment of spices beautifully displayed...

 
 
 
Sketching Sunny Spices On a Grey Day

SKETCHING SUNNY SPICES ON A GREY DAY

I had such a wonderful time on a rainy morning while sketching the colorful spices at the Oaktown Spice Shop in Oakland. The jars,...

Thursday, March 7, Come Sketch Drake's Dealership Brewery

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, COME SKETCH DRAKE'S DEALERSHIP BREWERY

SKETCH WITH US! Thursday, March 7, 6:30-8:30 pm Drake's Dealership Brewery, 2325 Broadway, Oakland An historic brick auto dealership...

 
 
 
A Tip O' The Hat to The Tip Top Bike Shop

A TIP O' THE HAT TO THE TIP TOP BIKE SHOP

Tip Top Bike Shop's owner Dave Way welcomed us sketchers to his Temescal shop to sketch. He talked about how Oakland is bike friendly....

Tip Top Sketching at Tip Top Bike Shop

TIP TOP SKETCHING AT TIP TOP BIKE SHOP

This bike shop in Oakland invited us in for an afternoon of sketching. Turns out spokes are WAY harder to draw than I expected! They...

 
 
 
Tip Top Bike shop

TIP TOP BIKE SHOP

This bike shop is close to Oakland and Berkeley bike commuters. They have a great team, and wonderful bikes of all kinds, including...

Fieldwork in Berkeley

FIELDWORK IN BERKELEY

Lots of beer being brewed. Lots of beer being enjoyed. Lots of sketching of all of it. - Cathy McAuliffe

 
 
 
Fieldwork Craft Brewery, Berkeley

FIELDWORK CRAFT BREWERY, BERKELEY

Are you a fan of stout ale? Okay, then make your way to Fieldwork and order a pint of Shtickless. Described as a "plain ol' stout"...

Doing Fieldwork

DOING FIELDWORK

We had so much fun last night sketching at Fieldwork Brewing Company, Berkeley. I am fascinated by the equipment, but there is so much...

 
 
 
Jack London Square - the New Chicago?

JACK LONDON SQUARE - THE NEW CHICAGO?

Jack London Square: the New Chicago? Well maybe in my own mind. On a grey day I wandered around Jack London Square discovering some...

Petaluma Mill - Full of Surprises

PETALUMA MILL - FULL OF SURPRISES

Very close to the middle of town stands the Petaluma Mill built in 1854 as a storage place for wild game. In 1853, the building was...

 
 
 
Fare Please

FARE PLEASE

Went to the San Francisco Railway Museum and learned all about the streetcar system in the city. Great displays and artifacts from...

Cautionary Lights Optional - San Francisco Railway Museum

CAUTIONARY LIGHTS OPTIONAL - SAN FRANCISCO RAILWAY MUSEUM

A sketch of my recent visit to a free little museum in San Francisco all about the history of our street car system. If you hunt around...

 
 
 



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 ...

Horse Race Art Painting Colorful Paintings Oil on Canvas "The Four" By Debra...

Horse Race Art Painting Colorful Paintings Oil on Canvas "The Four" By Debra Hurd

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BATGIRL 35

BATGIRL 35

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AQUAMAN 48

AQUAMAN 48

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MARTIAN MANHUNTER 5

MARTIAN MANHUNTER 5

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Wall House / MC Architecture Studio

Wall House / MC Architecture Studio

© Baptiste Marconnet Architects: MC Architecture Studio Location: 15 Hilltop Ln, Mount Pleasant, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand Category: Residential Area: 304.0 m2 Project... Read more ...

NYC's New Vessel Landmark Has a Big Photo Copyright Grab

NYC's New Vessel Landmark Has a Big Photo Copyright Grab

Hudson Yards , the largest private real estate development in the United States just opened to the public in New York City, and the centerpiece of the Yards is a permanent art... Read more ...

Paul Klee - Part 3

Paul Klee - Part 3

1921c Paul Klee photographed by Hugo Erfurth 50.2 x 39.1 cm The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Paul Klee (1879 - 1940) was a Swiss German artist. His highly individual... Read more ...

KODACHROME - 0104

KODACHROME - 0104

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Poppy Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16

Poppy Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 12x16

My friend, Donna, was kind enough to share her gorgeous photo with me, and allowed me to paint the image. Read more ...

Spring Tulips, New Contemporary Painting by Sheri Jones

Spring Tulips, New Contemporary Painting by Sheri Jones

Spring Tulips12x12 oil on wood I created this in the studio from a set up. The light source was streaming in the window. It is always inspiring to paint from life. I love the... Read more ...