Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Road Trip to Northern California

Just back from a 10 day road trip to the Bay Area. Soaked up sun, beautiful scenery and a big dose of urban San Francisco.  Like visiting an old friend.  Managed to get some sketching in on the road and on the sidewalk.  Some highlights:

The Driver - in Northern California

Giant redwood, Big Sur, CA

View from top of the hill at Hearst Castle, San Simeon, CA
Mission Dolores, San Francisco.  Built 1776.


  1. Great journal of the trip. Really gives a sense of being on the road. Nice values on the palm tree sketch. Feels like your style is changing. Almost no reds, yellows, oranges. Employing a limited palette?

  2. Thanks, Sue. For this trip, I tried using the Valesquez palette from our recent workshop. Plus, they're weren't big reds, yellows & oranges in these scenes. I like that palette a lot. Fun to play with. Though there are several colors I can't manage to get using it.

  3. These are great! I love Larry's stubble;)