Pastori Winery

It was too hot to be sketching in direct sunlight yesterday but I wanted to paint this angle of Pastori Winery in Geyserville, CA. I slathered on lots of sun screen and donned a hat but it wasn’t enough to beat the heat so I rushed through this one.

Geyserville Barn

I’ve always loved this red barn located just north of Geyserville, CA at Canyon Rd. It’s visible traveling north on Hwy 101 with the Mayacamas Mountains off in the distance. I believe it was once apart of the Geyser Peak estate but since the winery’s sale (currently owned by the Australia-based company Accolade Wines), I’m not sure who owns it.

Ridge Vineyards

I’ve been in full bunker mode for over two months now: my hair is getting shaggy, I live, work and sleep in the same clothes, and my face is rarely shaven. But Friday I managed to get out of the house and find a location where nothing but the occasional car or bike passed by. That place was Ridge Vineyards – Lytton Springs, just outside of Healdsburg, CA. It felt so good to be out painting again — it’s been over two months after all.


MarketBar located in San Francisco, a Ferry Building cafe with market-sourced American food and enclosed sidewalk seating. Painted from a photo I took a few months back because, well, you know why.

New Class: Sketching Out-of-Doors for Beginners

Healdsburg’s Clock Tower

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.

Sketching Out-of-Doors for Beginners (Saturday June 15, 2019)

View from Santa Rosa Mall

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.

New Class: Unraveling The Complexity Of Travel Sketching (Saturday June 1, 2019)

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!

Here is the link to my registration page.