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The blog serves as a collection space for a variety of musings and observations of the world around us...through the use of sketches, drawings, photos, images and videos...intended to be shared and to stimulate thoughts, ideas and inspirations...douglas wittnebel

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The exquisite Theater know as the Fox in Uptown Oakland...


...Opened the doors in 1928, And originally intended to be named "The Bagdad" because of its Middle Eastern style architecture, the theater instead displayed the name "The Oakland" on the vertical marquee, with the word "Oakland" forming the main portion of the vertical blade sign above the marquee. The Fox was also known as the "West Coast Oakland” back in the day...

Monday, February 5, 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

Painted view of Hong Kong

A short trip for a business meeting in Shenzhen as I landed at HK airport and stayed one night in the city with a view from the 37th floor of the Holiday Inn Soho.



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Colors of the Year 2018 !

There are four unique colors of the year 2018 from different companies.  

Benjamin Moore offers up Caliente, and Pantone proposes Ultraviolet, while PPG suggest Black Flame and Sherwin Williams has Oceanside.  I have illustrated the colors in four standard settings shown below in this Drafted view collection. 

Colors of the year 2018 !

There are four colors of the year from different companies.  

Benjamin Moore offers up Caliente, and Pantone proposes Ultraviolet, while PPG suggest Black Flame and Sherwin Williams has Oceanside.  I have illustrated the colors below in this Drafted collection. 




Saturday, October 14, 2017

Hope and Prayers for the North Bay California



The fires are still burning up north in Napa, Sonoma, Santa Rosa and we are all hoping and praying that the smoke and flames will end ...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009
a selection of sketches from the Grand Canyon