Have you ever wanted to learn how to sketch in watercolors but didn’t know where to begin? Or maybe you just want a refresher on what it’s like to get out and paint the beautiful sights around Sonoma County. Well, join me for a one day class in Healdsburg, California that will inspire you to put your phone away and reach for a brush instead.
Rainy (yet again!) here in northern California so my sketch group (Ready, Set, Sketch) met at the Santa Rosa mall. I’m always surprised at just how much there is to sketch there. I’d gladly go back on another rainy day. This quick sketch was done from the food court (located on the second floor) overlooking 3rd St., Santa Rosa.
I’m excited to announce that I will once again be teaching my travel sketching class this year for the San Francisco Bay Area Urban Sketchers 10×10 series! Together we will tackle a new location (Golden Gate Overlook) and discover new styles and techniques that will enhance your sketchbook and make any trip memorable.
I recommend signing up soon because it will likely fill up fast!
Great day out sketching at Redwood Hill Farms. The Bice family started the farm 50 years ago and although the goat cheese operations were sold a few years back, the farm remains in family hands. It’s a gorgeous place to sketch! I chose this small cottage thinking it was a fairly easy subject to paint but quickly found out to the contrary. My biggest problem is still not going dark enough and having to do multiple layers. I’ll have to work on that.
Last weekend I took Tom Hoffman’s workshop for the second time in San Francisco. We had a blast and I learned quite a lot. I love Tom’s style and was determined to learn as much as I could over the next four days. On the first day we were to use a photo (I chose this one) as a warm up exercise before heading outside to sketch from life.
This second sketch was painted on the corner of 17th St. and Texas St.
The second annual SF Bay Area 10×10 Urban Sketching Workshops are happening this spring! 10 instructors, 10 classes. Each class is limited to 15 students. I’ll be teaching the class “Unraveling the Complexity of Travel Sketching.” Sign up before they sell out. As of writing this, my class is already half full in less than a day of open regestration!
Check out the full listing of classes here