Sketchbook as a tracker

Combo Fitness

A sketchbook can serve as any kind of journal — travel, food, daily activities, gardening, medical challenge. I’ve been dedicating one page from my sketchbook each week to chart my fitness & physical therapy. It’s inspiring me.

 

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River Day

Took Friday off work to go to the Russian River. Swimming in this cool, deep cove was awesome! I painted this quick watercolor (7 x 10") on the beach.

Took Friday off work to go to the Russian River. Swimming in this cool, deep cove was awesome! I painted this quick watercolor (7 x 10″) on the beach.

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Four corners

My four very different interpretations of this corner in Oakland:

Which one do u like the best? (From left to right: #1 & 2 on top, then #3 & 4 on bottom)

Corner1 & 2 combo

Corner3 & 4Combo

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Up the hill

Light sketch of house in Crockett, jaunty kitty crossing street.

Light sketch of house in Crockett, jaunty kitty crossing street.

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The reader

I visited the Oakland Pubic Library on my lunchtime, sure of finding some unknowing models for a quick sketch. Sketched him in black & white in about 20 minutes; added watercolor washes for color and the alphabet borders later.

I visited the Oakland Pubic Library on my lunchtime, sure of finding some unknowing models for a quick sketch. Sketched him in black & white in about 20 minutes; added watercolor washes for color and the alphabet borders later.

 

 

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Tracy’s apple tree

At our friend's backyard, Berkeley

At our friend’s backyard, Berkeley

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Vintage sign

Whimsical sign on a joint in San Leandro; always makes me smile.

Whimsical sign on a joint in San Leandro; always makes me smile.

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Happy 4th of July

Value study for potential painting -- Victorian-style homes in Alameda

Value study for potential painting — Victorian-style homes in Alameda, with the flag

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Well-known corner getting an overhaul

ChinaHouse

“China House” was purchased by the restaurant owner.  He’ll be renovating the bldg. on Park St., downtown Alameda. Unfortunately, he will remove the distinctive blade sign of crimson blocks. He said preserving / upgrading the sign is too costly. So my painting will hang in the restaurant as a memento of the old look.

 

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Award

DoYaFeelLucky_Smaller

“Do Ya Feel Lucky?” above, from my Chinatown series, won 3rd Place in a exhibition at Oakland Chamber of Commerce.  “Criss-Cross,” below, also from that series, sold recently!

Criss-Cross_Smaller

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