Bay Area Vistas

When you live someplace for a long time, it’s easy to forget how amazing the place is. The San Francisco Bay Area has such diversity of landscape I can draw, all within minutes of home.

A 20-minute drive takes me to the Baylands, a large tract of marshland, which can look like a wet and muddy tract at lowtide. But I caught it at hightide when I sketched there with Nina.

It was fun to make little marks and see if they would pull together into a coherent image. My favorite part? The rusty framing the view.

This next sketch is from the top of Fortini Trail, which is poppy-filled right now. Looking down at the sea of orange and green and trying to capture all the textures and specks of colors the view offers.

Both pieces are mixed media- watercolor, ink, and watersoluble pencils- something I am REALLY enjoying. I’m announcing a short zoom workshop this week where we play with a mix of media like this. Sign up for my monthly newsletter to hear about it first.

About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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4 Responses to Bay Area Vistas

  1. Laurie says:

    So nice and calming. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Liz says:

    Lovely to see . I live on Vancouver Island but I am visiting family here and we were at the same place last weekend…A lovely memory with lots of trails for a scootering 2 year old!

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