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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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Jeep with trailer

I was out yesterday just looking for something to sketch, wanting to get out of the house before the rain came (which it didn’t). Walking down Front St., by the river, I happened upon this jeep loaded down with a … Continue reading

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Wu Man with her Pippa

The Chinese artist, Wu Man played her instrument, the Pippa, for the Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Santa Rosa, CA. The piece was Concerto No. 2 for Pippa, by Zhao Jiping.

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Santa Rosa Symphony

At the rehearsal, audience study. I had an extra ticket to the Santa Rosa Symphony at Weill Hall, SSU so I asked Richard to join me. The rehearsal was on Saturday at 2PM. They played Mozart and Beethoven, but the … Continue reading

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Bodega Schoolhouse

This is the Schoolhouse in the town of Bodega where Hitchcock filmed “The Birds”. Our sketch group met early on Sunday morning, then fanned out and sketched all over the town. Weather was good for January, we’re experiencing  unseasonably dry … Continue reading

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