Mom & Pop Shop

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This painting from my 2015-2016 “Colors of Chinatown” series celebrating Oakland’s Chinatown was awarded 2nd Place in the group art show at the Oakland Chamber of Commerce, on display now through Dec. 8.

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Downtown Oakland

Study of downtown Oakland. The Tribune Building came out a bit too squat. I find that sketching in black-gray & white helps me focus on design.

Study of downtown Oakland. The Tribune Building came out a bit too squat…  Sketching in black-gray & white is helpful in focusing on value / design. This was fun to do!

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Keep it at 25, buddy

Slices of neighborhoods, both with a slow pace.

Slices of neighborhoods, both with a slow pace.

 

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Summer Boy

Park_KidsQuick sketch of a ballplayer at a park in Alameda.

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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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