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Albany and Berkeley

Albany Bowl in Berkeley. Such a bright blue, it made the sky pale in comparison. And the Art Deco Cerrito Theater, also in Albany. A quick sketch of a couple of cops, on a burrito break.  And a change of … Continue reading

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Would you walk into this store?

Look at this really welcoming, friendly guy, wouldn’t you walk into a store if he towered above it? I guess ‘welcoming’ isn’t the point of the green gorilla. He certainly did make for an eye-catching ‘STORE CLOSING’ sign. I stopped and sketched … Continue reading

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Watertowers and Continental Cuisine

This is the Mariani Fruit Packing Company Water Tower in San Jose.  The Fruit Packing Plant has long since been torn down, and in its place is a huge housing complex called, what else, Mariana Square Townhomes. I hit a double … Continue reading

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Too little sketching

Too little sketching this past week. How did that happen? Most of these are done today. Got to remember: sketch everyday. or atleast almost everyday. Palo Alto airport on a very grey day. Lots of planes, many with ‘For Sale” signs. … Continue reading

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Car Sketching

Here in California, it’s rare to have a day when it’s not possible to sketch outdoors. Last week, we had a couple of those days, so to keep out of the rain, I tried some car sketching. Here is Lincoln … Continue reading

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What I drew this week

Not very much. And a little bit of everything. One quick , almost abstract watercolor sketch on a hike in the hills around San Jose. One vintage sign for Cambrian Park Plaza which was built in the 1950s. And two donuts … Continue reading

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Western Appliance and Capri Motel

I’d love to say I was experimenting with a new technique here. Actually, I didn’t realize that my brush pen had water-soluble ink in it. Coloring over my linework made for an ‘interesting’ effect :) Here’s another quick sketch of that same sign. When … Continue reading

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