Category Archives: Sketch outings

Westerbeke Ranch

Westerbeke Ranch is a hidden gem located a few miles west of the city of Sonoma. Used primarily for retreats and conferences, the property delights guests with its lush gardens and meandering paths amid native oaks. Of particular interest are … Continue reading

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Winter Mustard

With the help of December rains, mustard is in full bloom all across Sonoma County. After three years of putting off painting this scene, today I finally took the time to sketch it with my good friend Phil McDonel.

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The Raven Theater and Ravenous Cafe

Few things are more entertaining than seeing a live performance at a local theater followed by a cozy dinner. With television and the internet dominating today’s casual entertainment crowd, it’s a real pleasure to get out among the living and … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Sketch: Bodega!

Come join us SUNDAY Jan 5, 2014. 10am-1pm in Bodega for the next “Ready, Set, Sketch!” group outing! We’ll meet at 10am in front of the Bodega Post Office then disperse to sketch around the area. We’ll meet back at 1pm … Continue reading

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A Day at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Skate Rink

One of my favorite Illustrators/Cartoonists is Charles M. Schulz. I learned months back that the Schulz Museum,  normally closed on Tuesdays during the slower part of the year, would be open on Tuesday November 26th in observance of Schulz’s birthday. … Continue reading

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Sketching in Graton, CA

The town of Graton, just north of Sebastopol California is home to several notable restaurants including Willow Wood Cafe and Mexico Lindo. This morning our group of nine met outside the Cafe, artists lining Graton Road well into the afternoon. After huddling around … Continue reading

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Sketchy, Starry, Starry Night

Tuesday November 26 is Charles Schulz Birthday and I’m planning on going to the Peanuts Museum at 10am to see Starry, Starry Night exhibit. Then afterward, I’ll have lunch in the Warm Puppy Cafe located at the Snoopy Ice skating … Continue reading

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