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Transbay Transit Center Rooftop Park

TRANSBAY TRANSIT CENTER ROOFTOP PARK

The three-block-long Transbay Transit Center is envisioned as the Grand Central Station of the West, with buses and high-speed rail...

Transit Center and Salesforce Park

TRANSIT CENTER AND SALESFORCE PARK

I made a return visit to the new San Francisco Transit Center. The first time I was there were 20,00 other people in the rooftop park...

 
 
 
Underneath it all at the New Transbay Terminal

UNDERNEATH IT ALL AT THE NEW TRANSBAY TERMINAL

Underneath the transbay terminal exists another world...not a world of trees and grass like the park on the top level but a world of...

Saying Goodbye to Brennans

SAYING GOODBYE TO BRENNANS

My first time at this hofbrau that included an old fashioned bar. Then I heard it was closing for good. Darn! I had the best roast...

 
 
 
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...

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...

 
 
 
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...

 
 
 
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 - 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...

 
 
 
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,...

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...

 
 
 



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 ...

Clan Hall X / SU Architects

Clan Hall X / SU Architects

Exterior. Image © Xuguo Tang Architects: SU Architects Location: Shanli, Huangshan, An'Hui, China Architect In Charge: Keyuan Ma Design Team: Shaoxun Guo, Jiachen Xie, Ming... Read more ...

Leica Unveils the S3, A 64-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

Leica Unveils the S3, A 64-Megapixel Medium Format DSLR

Leica has announced the upcoming S3 medium-format DSLR camera, the “next evolution of the Leica S-System.” The announcement comes 10 years after the S2 was announced back at... Read more ...

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic's S1R and S1 Will Be its First Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras

Panasonic has announced the development of its first two mirrorless cameras: the Lumix S1R and S1. As part of the newly revealed L-Mount Alliance , the two cameras will feature... Read more ...

Writ in Water / Studio Octopi

Writ in Water / Studio Octopi

© Andrew Butler Architects: Studio Octopi Location: Runnymede District, Surrey, United Kingdom Lead Architects: Studio Octopi Collaborators: Mark Wallinger artist Project Year... Read more ...

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Venice Biennale's ‘Lightbox' Exhibition Explores Material Memory

Lightbox - Jorge Hernandez Architect in Venice 2018 from PLANE-SITE on Vimeo. The European Culture Center's Time Space Exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2018 features a new... Read more ...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban...

Cityscape New York City “Times Square-1-New York City” Abstract Urban Paintings Fine Art Painting "Times Square" by Debra Hurd

Cityscape, New York, Time Square 36"x24" Oil on Canvas/sold Fine Art Prints of this Painting are Available HERE Visit to Read more ...

Nakamata / Schemata Architects

Nakamata / Schemata Architects

© Shinya Kigure Architects: Schemata Architects Location: Chiyoda, Ora District, Gunma Prefecture, Japan Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka Project Team: Takuya Sakamoto Area... Read more ...

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

Parted Ceramic Mouths and Clenched Hands Enliven Tea Sets by Ronit Baranga

“Tea Party,” all images provided by Ronit Baranga Sculptor Ronit Baranga produces figurative ceramic works that combine human characteristics with inanimate objects such as... Read more ...

Open the Door: Melissa Staiger at Kent Place School

Open the Door: Melissa Staiger at Kent Place School

Installation view Detail Exhibiting artist Melissa Staiger and Kent Place School gallery director, Ken Weathersby. From the Press Release: The Kent Place Gallery presents a... Read more ...

In The Shade Beside The River

In The Shade Beside The River

"In The Shade Beside The River"This was my first sketch back in Ohio. I marveledat the complementary cool shade on the shore and the heat of the sun on the river. This is a... Read more ...