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Holiday Time in Berkeley

HOLIDAY TIME IN BERKELEY

It is our tradition to go to Fourth Street In Berkeley to sketch the amazing holiday lights. It was a bit warmer this year so some...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

K-House in Tsujido-Higashi / Ushijima Architects

K-House in Tsujido-Higashi / Ushijima Architects

© Kengaku Tomooki Architects: Ushijima Architects Location: Fujisawa, Japan Lead Architects: Takahiro Ushijima Area: 93.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kengaku Tomooki ©... Read more ...

Creative Mischief 2016

Creative Mischief 2016

My portrait Christophe 3 will be exhibited at the National Academy's annual Creative Mischief event starting tomorrow in NYC: The 5th Annual Creative Mischief... Read more ...

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

My friend Louis Ebarb is exhibiting some paintings at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn Heights. Louis was born in Brooklyn, studied at Pratt Institute, and paints scenes of daily... Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

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

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green 3-WINTER ASPENS SERIES " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint... Read more ...

CC Office / Creative Crews

CC Office / Creative Crews

© Takdanai Raktawat Architects: Creative Crews Location: Bangkok, Thailand Area: 650.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Takdanai Raktawat , Art4D Magazine Project Director... Read more ...

Infinite Creativity / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

Infinite Creativity / PENY HSIEH INTERIORS

© Hey!Cheese Interiors Designers: PENY HSIEH INTERIORS Location: Kaohsiung,Taiwan Area: 1096.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Hey!Cheese © Hey!Cheese Text description... Read more ...

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

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf,Nature Art ”Fall View” 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 ...

EV House / HMP Architects

EV House / HMP Architects

© Mario Wibowo Architects: HMP Architects Location: Jakarta, Indonesia Lead Architects: HMP Architects Architect In Charge: Wenda Andriyani Area: 315.0 m2 Project Year... Read more ...

Little Building / Federico Marinaro Arquitecto

Little Building / Federico Marinaro Arquitecto

© Walter Gustavo Salcedo Architects: Federico Marinaro Arquitecto Location: Vera Mujica 413, S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Associate Architect: Sofia Settimini Area: 290.0... Read more ...