Historic Alameda

[By Tina Koyama in Alameda, Calif.] On our way to Yosemite National Park, Greg and I spent a couple of days in the San Francisco Bay Area visiting family and friends. Thanks to a recommendation from Berkeley urban sketcher Cathy McAuliffe, we discovered a place to stay that was completely new to us: the island town […]

Desfile del 4 de julio en rojo y azul

[Guest post by Cathy McAuliffe in Alameda, California]  Alameda, California’s annual Mayor’s Fourth of July extravaganza is a great event. It is said that half the city is in the parade and the other half watches it.   Color guards, marching bands, baton twirlers, classic cars, horses, politicians, veterans, and floats, floats, floats, lots to […]

Invierno en San Francisco

Hi from Fog City! The Californian drought meant we’ve had an uncharacteristically dry winter but it has allowed for frequent sketch outings around the city.  The cemetery at Mission Dolores is a peaceful, contemplative place to draw in.  Deep in the Mission, on 24th street.  I always love sketching in Japantown. You can find great […]

skyhawk, hornet

El USS Hornet es un portaaviones de la clase Essex de la Marina estadounidense. Entró en servicio en 1943 y sirvió hasta 1970. En la actualidad es el Museo USS Hornet, anclado en Alameda, California. Las cubiertas están repletas de aviones históricos, incluido este bombardero de ataque A4 D Skyhawk, que se ve aquí en la cubierta de vuelo con la torre de mando del buque [...]