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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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Preston Vineyards and Farms

Over the past month, I’ve visited Preston Vineyards and Farms several times for produce, sketching, and of course, wine tasting. The property is situated in Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley and is a beautiful place to visit, especially in fall. … Continue reading

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Hotel La Rose

A quick 20 minute sketch today while out with my sketch group “Ready, Set, Sketch!”

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Zazu Kitchen

The Zazu Kitchen, located in the Barlow section of Sebastopol, CA., is an authentic farm to table restaurant. They grow much of their own produce and put together the menu after hunting through the gardens to see what’s ripe. A … Continue reading

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Pauline’s Vineyard

Vince Tofanelli and I walked his mother’s vineyard this morning while he told me wistful stories of growing up. Afterward I sat for a couple of hours sketching the property, located in Calistoga (north end of the Napa Valley ). The mustard was in full bloom and with the … Continue reading

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Dry Creek Valley Sketch Tour

Last weekend, the Ready, Set Sketch! group toured the Dry Creek Valley by bike. It’s one of the most beautiful rides in Sonoma County. Resting on a hilltop along Chiquita road, I sketched an owl box standing high above the vineyard covered landscape. Lambert Bridge crossing Dry … Continue reading

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Patterson’s Pub

Sketch of downtown Windsor. I have yet to check out Patterson’s Pub but I’m sure the inside is worthy of a sketch and a pint.

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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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