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More Fruitvale Dia de los Muertos Festival, Oakland

MORE FRUITVALE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL, OAKLAND

The Madness of Mannequins

THE MADNESS OF MANNEQUINS

There are more interesting locations to sketch than you would sometimes think existed. Mannequin Madness in Oakland is a small busy...

 
 
 
Mannequinn Madness, Oakland

MANNEQUINN MADNESS, OAKLAND

Mannequin Madness: "the one stop shop for all things mannequin." Owner Judi Townsend repairs, recycles, rents and sells mannequins,...

Apply To Teach A Workshop

APPLY TO TEACH A WORKSHOP

We're putting together a plan for the Urban Sketchers 10x10 workshops in the Bay Area for 2019. There will be 10 different workshops...

 
 
 
Day of the Dead Festival at Fruitvale, Oakland

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL AT FRUITVALE, OAKLAND

This drawing got away from me but truly when I stepped off BART at the Fruitvale station I was greeted by this colorful onslaught....

Day of The Dead Festival, Fruitvale in Oakland

DAY OF THE DEAD FESTIVAL, FRUITVALE IN OAKLAND

Some of us met up at the Fruitvale BART station for the Dia de Los Muertos Festival last Sunday. Wonderful event! Very colorful and...

 
 
 
Is there Dignity in Housing Tomato Sauce?

IS THERE DIGNITY IN HOUSING TOMATO SAUCE?

Built in 1915 this building was a store but later it was converted as office space for tomato sauce Now it is a French American school...

Woodfords

WOODFORDS

Hot press 4" x 7" One more small watercolor from my South Lake Tahoe getaway. Is it still an urban sketch if the location is two miles...

 
 
 
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...

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...

Fort Point Lighthouse Below the Golden Gate Bridge

FORT POINT LIGHTHOUSE BELOW THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

Before last weekend, I had never sketched Fort Point Lighthouse, located just below the towering Golden Gate Bridge. The iron lighthouse...

 
 
 
Fort Baker

FORT BAKER

It seems to be all about the Golden Gate Bridge this week. Spent yesterday with sketchers Susan Cornelius at Fort Baker which is a...

Children's Fairyland in Oakland

CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND IN OAKLAND

Thanks to the staff at Fairyland in Oakland for inviting us back to sketch their Land! Willie The Whale, The Old Lady In The Shoe,...

 
 
 
Children's Fairyland - delightful!

CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND - DELIGHTFUL!

I visited Fairyland in 1958, when it was quite new. I remember drinking from the Roaring Lion's mouth , climbing on the ship in the...

Return to Children's Fairyland

RETURN TO CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND

Children's Fairyland is a magical place for all. A visit transports you from the everyday to other times and other stories, some familiar...

 
 
 
Children's Fairyland

CHILDREN'S FAIRYLAND

In a sendup on the masks of tragedy and comedy, Aesop's Tortoise and Hare welcome you to the open-air Playhouse at Children's Fairyland....

Albion River Bridge

ALBION RIVER BRIDGE

The Albion River Bridge, located where the Albion River meets the sea, is the last timber trestle bridge on the California Coast. Caltrans...

 
 
 
U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden

U.C. BERKELEY BOTANICAL GARDEN

Watercolor and colored pencil U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden is one of my favorite places to sketch. The cactus garden had special...

Nothing like a chunky boat

NOTHING LIKE A CHUNKY BOAT

Went to an event called "Festival of the Sea" at Hyde Pier in San Francisco, and drew this chunky tug boat. I was so captivated by...

 
 
 



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 ...

A House in a Garden / David Leech Architects

A House in a Garden / David Leech Architects

Courtesy of David Leech Architects Architects: David Leech Architects Location: Dublin, Ireland Photographs: David Grandorge © David Grandorge Text description provided by the... Read more ...

An onion painting still life contemporary realism a painting a day

An onion painting still life contemporary realism a painting a day

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Continuing House / Naf Architect & Design

Continuing House / Naf Architect & Design

© Toshiyuki Yano Architects: Naf Architect & Design Location: Yokosuka, Japan Architects In Charge: Akio Nakasa , Teppei Amano Area: 104.0 m2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs... Read more ...

White Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace and Taupe Damask Fabric...

White Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace and Taupe Damask Fabric still life oil painting

White Peonies in Crystal Vase with Crocheted Lace and Taupe Damask Fabric24x12 in. oil on canvas Read more ...

Faberge Easter Egg Lily of the Valley still life oil painting LITTLE GEMS

Faberge Easter Egg Lily of the Valley still life oil painting LITTLE GEMS

Faberge Easter Egg4x4 inches oil on panel Exquisitely detialed with seed perals and diamonds, the original Faberge Easter egg was commissioned by Tsar Nicholas II in 1898 for... Read more ...

ThuBao's House / 85 Design

ThuBao's House / 85 Design

© To Huu Dung Architects: 85 Design Location: Vietnam Architect: To Huu Dung Client: Mr.Bảo/ Mrs. Thư Area: 104.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: To Huu Dung © To Huu... Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 4R" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 4R" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This 12"x12"x1.25" Fine Art Print is available for $99.00 HERE Read more ...

Mark Webster - Abstraction 22 - Abstract Landscape Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstraction 22 - Abstract Landscape Oil Painting

Mark Webster - Abstraction 22 - Abstract Landscape Oil Painting. 8x10" Oil on Canvas Panel. Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Fantasy Sunset” by Santa Fe...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, Contemporary Art “Fantasy Sunset” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

I recently photographed a sunset on the bay that had all of these colors. It was the most amazing sunset and you may have one too every time you look at this acrylic and resin... Read more ...

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

June 1941. "Mr. Cary Williams, editor of the Greensboro Herald Journal , a newspaper in Greensboro, Georgia." Spitting hot lead at an ancient Linotype machine. Note the... Read more ...