I headed to Sausalito last week to check out locations for a workshop I teach this weekend. Getting there from San Jose means starting out super early to avoid the morning commute traffic, traversing San Francisco, and then crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. However many times I’ve crossed that bridge, it is always incredible. As soon as I got across, I took the first exit to the vista point. It was a surprisingly warm and not-too-foggy day and I could actually see the bridge. Sketch time!
If my morning at Vista Point started quietly, it didn’t last. By the time that first piece was done, the tourists had arrived and how could I not capture this crazy crowd? So here is a very different sketch at the same spot.
One of the nicest bits about getting out to sketch is meeting other sketchers. I met up with Marin-based sketcher and teacher, Rhoda Draws, whose work you can see here. She suggested a few possible workshop locations in Sausalito that we checked out before settling on one. Then we sketched. No, we don’t have the gorgeous fall colors of Vermont, and we won’t have a White Christmas, but fall in Sausalito is fabulous for sketching.
I’m excited to be back in Sausalito on Saturday teaching another Urban Sketching workshop. And I’ll be sure to get there well before workshop time to get more sketching done in this lovely city.