Art in the Park at America’s Cup

This was pretty fun, they actually thought to include an artist-focus on a quiet race day last Saturday. They were good to us, gave us coffee in the morning, lunch at noon, some cool schwag, and a show at the end of the day. ArtSpan was a partial sponsor, and documented the day http://www.flickr.com/photos/artspan/sets/72157635362810297/

Here’s my second 2-hour oil sketch from the day — the water needs work, but I like the colors. It’s an impossible view of the Bay Area, with Mt Tam in the background just for fun!

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This was a beautiful black boat, moored next to what was reputed to be Larry Ellison’s floating hotel, not shown…

1st Annual West Coast Urban Sketchers’ Sketchcrawl!

It starts tonight, and goes through Sunday.

We’ve gotten a bunch of media coverage in local papers around the East Bay and beyond. I think this is going to be a fun event. Event website http://wcuskskcrawl.blogspot.com/

One of our members wrote a review, http://oak.lc/jM6ms  and here’s one from the BerkeleySide http://bit.ly/1azZTmr

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Sketch demo & sketch crawl

This Saturday the local Urban Sketchers group, of which I am a member, will be doing a talk and demo of our sketching kits at the main branch of the Oakland Public Library at Lake Merritt from 3 – 5 pm. 

The following weekend, the 1st Annual West Coast Sketchcrawl will be happening in Berkeley, San Francisco, and Oakland.

Our talented member Carrie McLish, who is also a journalist, wrote about them in Oakland Local. Read more about both events  
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53 Dodge

This poor hulk has been sadly neglected in our driveway for more years than I care to tell you about, but it is getting some attention today. It drove here, but as Tim says, you don’t go for a drive in it, you go for an adventure!  Gino will be helping Tim to fire it up. Will it really run again??

And, is this painting finished, what do you think?

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Sketch group exhibit in Albany California

If you are a sketcher, would like to try sketching out doors, or are not a sketcher….

There is an exhibit of sketches by my Sketch Group at the Albany Library this month.
Come by and see it during Library hours.
The Library is at the corner of Marin Avenue and Masonic (at the BART tracks).
Hours are :
SUN 1pm-5pm
MON 12pm-6pm
TUE 12pm-8pm
WED 12pm-8pm

THU 10am-6pm
FRI Closed
SAT 10am-5pm

We are having a reception Saturday the 19th at 3pm.
Come sketch with us before the reception from 12-3 on Solano near Masonic.

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Joy’s Boats in Benicia

These few remaining bits of waterfront character/history are slated for removal in Benicia. Demolition of the Red Baron and surrounding structures in Joy’s Harbor, is being arranged without public input. Many artists have found them valuable subjects, myself among them!

Joy’s boats with the Carquinez Bridge in the background. The mast is actually crooked!