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‘Figure Sketching Made Simple’ is live!

Originally posted on Sketch Away: Travels with my sketchbook:
You asked for an online class, and here it is! I’m excited to announce that my first online class, ‘Figure Sketching Made Simple‘ is now live at Craftsy.com. Nicko King is…

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Eucalyptus tree stump – Oak Hill Farm

My take on the massive tree stump at the entrance to Oak Hill Farm. I decided to approach this drawing with my brush and watercolor. I was hoping to show how huge this tree stump really was. The roots were … Continue reading

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Rusty Farm equipment – Oak Hill

Rusty farm equipment. Found his piece of ancient farm machinery out in front of the barn at Oak Hill Farm. This was harder to draw that I thought. It’s all spindles and springs.

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Oak Hill Farm store entrance

This is the store front for the Oak Hill Barn Store. The old barn was once used as the milk barn for the farms dairy cows. Now the barn has been converted into a store to sell the fruits, vegetables … Continue reading

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Also on our Sketch Day, I was able to ink in this drawing, then color it at home later the same day. One of the many fine restaurants in Healdsburg, Bravas, Bar de Tapas. A great menu of small “Tapas” style … Continue reading

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Along Plaza Street

  Here’s my contribution to our Sketch day in Healdsburg. “Along Plaza Street” in Healdsburg. Nice old false-front buildings. The Mexican restaurant, El Faralito, is in the Red building. The blue building houses a wine tasting room and the Headlsburg Center … Continue reading

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St. Pauls Church

St. Pauls Episcopal Church on the corner of East and Matheson Streets in Healdsburg, CA is one block east of the town square. Built in the early 1900’s as a parish hall, but was relocated to it’s present site and … Continue reading

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Bodgega Truck

Watercolor of an older truck I found during our Bodega sketch crawl. I did this at home with photos and drawings that I took from the event. I was really trying to catch the long shadows and the sun shining through the … Continue reading

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Annie in her chair

This is my Sister-in-Law’s black lab Annie. She loves to nap in her favorite chair when she’s not eating or snuggling with the family.

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Golden Gate Park Bandshell

GGP bandshell built by the Spreckels family. A little history… “Spreckels Temple of Music, also called the “Bandshell”, was built in 1899 in advance of the Music Concourse’s completion in 1900. It was severely damaged in the 1906 and 1989 … Continue reading

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