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To be a Queen

TO BE A QUEEN

On a cloudy Thursday evening I stood outside this shop fantasizing about what I might look like dressed as an Indian queen. I was courageous...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Contemporary Landscape Art Painting, River, Rocks, “Crisp Fall Day” by...

Contemporary Landscape Art Painting, River, Rocks, “Crisp Fall Day” by Arizona Abstract Artist Cynthia A. Berg

A crispy autumn day painted on crinkled rice paper. A very strong color and textural statement using very delicate materials. 14"x20" Watercolor on Rice Paper/Available $560 Read more ...

Contemporary Bold Expressive Abstract Painting,Still Life, Flower Art...

Contemporary Bold Expressive Abstract Painting,Still Life, Flower Art Painting “Fall Roses“ by Santa Fe Artist Annie O'Brien Gonzales

18"x18"x1.5" Acrylic on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Cows,Pasture, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art...

Contemporary Landscape Painting,Cows,Pasture, Mixed Media, Trees, Fine Art For Sale, “Second Gathering” By Passionate Purposeful Painter Holly Hunter Berry

Sometimes I wonder if anyone thinks the colors I use in a painting are what my eyes see when viewing my inspiration. The answer is no. I just love to exaggerate and explore... Read more ...

Hill Office / Andrew Franz Architect

Hill Office / Andrew Franz Architect

© Eric Laignel Architects: Andrew Franz Architect Location: Nueva York, United States Category: Renovation Area: 32500.0 ft2 Project Year: 2017 Photographs: Eric Laignel Read more ...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, “Garden Path” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist...

Mixed Media Abstract Painting, “Garden Path” by Santa Fe Contemporary Artist Sandra Duran Wilson

7"x7"x1.25" Mixed Media on Panel /Available $250 Read more ...

Downtown New York's Tallest Residential Skyscraper Tops Out

Downtown New York's Tallest Residential Skyscraper Tops Out

125 Greenwich Street. Image Courtesy of Bizzi & Partners Rafael Viñoly's 125 Greenwich Street skyscraper in downtown Manhattan has topped out. The 912-foot-tall luxury... Read more ...

Child, Little Girl, Figurative Fine Art Oil Painting, White Dress "Angel" By...

Child, Little Girl, Figurative Fine Art Oil Painting, White Dress "Angel" By Texas Artist Debra Hurd

20"x16" Oil on Canvas/sold Commissions welcome, more info HERE Visit to Read more ...

Persimmon Garden / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

Persimmon Garden / 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio

The courtyard in the night. Image © Weiqi Jin Architects: 3andwich Design / He Wei Studio Location: Wangjiatuan Town, Weihai, Shandong, China Category: Hostel Principal... Read more ...

Józef Chełmoński's Wildlife Paintings

Józef Chełmoński's Wildlife Paintings

Józef Chełmoński studied in Paris and exhibited in the Salon. But after a decade in France, he returned to his homeland in Poland. He used his academic skills to paint... Read more ...

Impressionism Colorado Landscape Painting "Blue Mountains" by Colorado...

Impressionism Colorado Landscape Painting "Blue Mountains" by Colorado Impressionist Judith Babcock

18"x36" Palette Knife Landscape Painting/Available Read more ...