The magic of evening tea

Posted: Jul 29, 2009 | | Labels: ,

The magic of evening tea, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Post 500 - Sketching in the shade of Peacock tree

Posted: Jul 27, 2009 | | Labels: , , ,

We called this tree Peacock tree because of the shape and brightness of the flowers. But I just did a quick search and found out that it's called mimosa tree or Albizia julibrissin :) I spent a wonderful half-hour drawing in it's shade on June 24th :)

Palm tree

Posted: Jul 24, 2009 | | Labels:

Palm tree, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

I started a new sketchbook today - much larger then little moleskines I've been using lately and this book has almost real watercolor paper :)

It's different for sure!

Artichoke Flowers and Perssimon Tree

Artichoke Flowers, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
Persimmon tree Artichoke Flowers

Villa Montalvo: tree trunks

Posted: Jul 20, 2009 | | Labels: , ,

San Antonio Park

Posted: Jul 18, 2009 | | Labels:

San Antonio Park, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

We had a great time at friend's birthday party at the park. I posted a quick shot of me sketching right form the spot but had a chance to scan this sketchbook only later :)

Sunday sketching San Antonio Park

Hidden Villa Trip: June 13, 2009

Posted: Jul 17, 2009 | | Labels: , ,

Poppy field trip ending in a tree

Posted: Jul 16, 2009 | |

Hydrangea and Roly-Poly

Posted: Jul 14, 2009 | | Labels: , ,

Hydrangea and Roly-Poly, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

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Wunderlich Park - 3 images

Posted: Jul 11, 2009 | | Labels: ,

Wunderlich Park - 3, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
Wunderlich Park - 2Wunderlich Park - 1

Plein Air Trip to the Park

Posted: Jul 9, 2009 | | Labels: , , ,

Plein Air Trip to the Park, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Plein Air Trip to the Park And another self portrait after the run ;)Self Portrait After the Run

Sketches from kid's GYM

Posted: Jul 7, 2009 | | Labels: , ,

Sketches from kid's GYM, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

And anther portrait after the run :)

Self Portrait After the Run, May 27

SF Zoo Visit May 25 2009

Posted: Jul 6, 2009 | | Labels: ,

I did not take with me my sketchbook - and ended up drawing on little pages I carry with me just in case ;)

SF Zoo Visit May 25 2009, originally uploaded by apple-pine.
SF Zoo Visit May 25 2009 SF Zoo Visit May 25 2009

lunch time

Posted: Jul 5, 2009 | | Labels: ,

lunch time, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Palm trees in the park

Posted: Jul 3, 2009 | |

Palm trees in the park, originally uploaded by apple-pine.

Park again and evening hand ;)

Posted: Jul 2, 2009 | |

What do you draw when it's late and you just need to draw something? well, I have a lot of drawings of my hands and feet... Bottom part of this page - a sketch from the park - I realized that all I had with me was my son's magic pencil and I loved it! :)

The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Newsletter

Posted: Jul 1, 2009 | | Labels: , , ,

I had a wonderful opportunity to illustrate two articles In the latest issue of the The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter Newsletter.

Sierra Club is a great grassroots environmental organization. These two articles cover two important local (for SF Bay area) issues:

Future California High Speed Rail and it's impact on Peninsula:
The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

And proposal of the largest shoreline development on the SF Bay in 50 years and how it will affect local wetlands:
The Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

Click on images to see them in detail.

Full text of the articles should be available soonish online at: