Bravas restaurantLR

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 plates and a fine back yard for Al Fresco dining.

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Along Plaza Street


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 for the Arts. The tan and brown building has a small art studio, a wine tasting room in the front and apartments or offices above. Perfect day for sketching.

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Sketching Around Healdsburg


To celebrate annual Worldwide Sketch crawl Day, a bunch of us met on the plaza in Healdsburg to sketch.  It was a gorgeous Saturday morning, with a sunny blue sky and a lovely breeze wafting around.  Perfect summer sketching weather!  We scattered to explore different spots in town, and I went to sit at the edge of the plaza and sketch a shopfront and hotel across the street. While I was sketching, a fellow started practicing his saxophone out on the plaza, so the air was filled with music. It was a lovely day.  Thanks to all who came!

Next month, on Saturday August 9, we’ll meet at Cornerstone Gardens in Sonoma.  Save the date — details to follow!

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I was out and about in Santa Rosa the other day, and stopped to do a sketch of a building that I’ve often been in for appointments.  Adding it to my sketchbook was a fun way of memorializing something that has been a part of regular life for a while.

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St. Pauls Church

St. Pauls ChurchLR+2

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 the lower story was removed. The Church building wasn’t originally built as a church. A lovely little country church with an even lovelier all-wood interior.

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Bodgega Truck

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 tree. It was a bright late winter/early spring day.

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Annie in her chair

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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