Last summer weekend

A quick weekend getaway before it’s back-to-school on Monday. A road trip to Pismo Beach, Cambria and San Luis Obispo. Some grey skies. Some sun. And a few quick sketches.

Pismo Cliffs. The beach disappears at high tide. 

This is as far as Hari and the kids could venture into the sea. There was a shark sighting warning posted at the beach.

I think I know what the kids like best about staying at a hotel: watching TV. Watching “Shark Week” on Discovery Channel is their idea of a holiday.

Tidepools, Cambria. Nishant and Kavya pick up little hermit crabs and giggle as the crabs run across their hands.  

Floatsam and Jetsam. I love those two words. Well actually, just seaweed and pebbles. Moonstone Beach, Cambria. Squiggles and puddles of color and line. Have you noticed how shells and seaweed look so gorgeously colored at the beach, but if you bring them home, they look chalky and dusty? So I didn’t pick anything, I just sketched.The Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo. I love Art Deco buildings. They might be the only things (places?)  that look good in the color ‘dusty rose’. 

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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15 Responses to Last summer weekend

  1. Gorgeous 🙂 you’re amazing!


  2. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to find your beautiful blog! Fabulous! The MOMA sketch in the last post is incredible!


  3. Caatje says:

    Fantastic. I am only a little jealous of the loose quality of your sketches. My favorite is the one of the Fremont theatre.


  4. Phil Davis says:

    Fabulous sketches, I love the looseness, not sure which is my favourite, I think the one of the lads watching TV, you have really captured the moment, it says it all.


  5. Melissa says:

    Do you draw first and then paint? or wash first and then draw over the top? Either way, wonderful! (Always curious about technique.)


  6. Sandra says:

    Wonderful sketches!


  7. these are awesome sketches


  8. Alex Tan says:

    Awesome sketches!


  9. nancy t says:

    They’re wonderful, and what a great way to capture those fond memories! nancy


  10. Pradeep says:

    Gorgeous you’re amazing! Fantastic Strokes


  11. Pradeep says:

    Gorgeous you’re amazing!


  12. Gorgeous work, Suhita! Love your free and easy sketching style.


  13. Claire says:

    So interesting to see your sketches when I recognize the areas!!


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