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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

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?...

On the 5th anniversary of the Katrina disaster in the Crescent City, I assembled a short video clip of some drawings, sketches, images and video of my favorite city...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91Dmsa8iSLc

The sketch is a view of one of the steamboat houses built by Captain Doullut right next to the Mississippi River levee in the Lower Ninth Ward, the area that received the brunt of the rushing waters from hurricane Katrina...

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fort Rossia, Fort Ross, within the walls...

One watercolor view looking east from the upper level of the southern blocktower towards the main house and the Russian chapel...and I have added a detail view of the main house...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

drawing on the wall

I had the opportunity to create a full size wall mural drawing in my office in San Ramon for Gensler and IIDA Northern Chapter event on sustainability.  Here is the link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBfVNOEVjtk

Monday, August 16, 2010

Russian Chapel at Fort Rossia, Fort Ross, Northern California

A selection of watercolor images of the chapel at the settlement established by the Russians on the northern coast of California...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Fort Ross, Fort Rossia, California

A watercolor view of the north west block tower and walls of the Russian outpost and fort built on the northern coastline of California...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Shwedagon Pagoda, Pray and Rest

A truly magical place in Yangon, the pagoda of Shwedagon, is a wonderful spot to visit, to stroll, to observe, to relax and to pray...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Shwemawdaw figures, Bago, Burma

A view of some of the sculptural figures at the Shwemawdaw pagoda, built by the brothers, Mahasala and Kullasala, who returned from India with two hairs from Gautama Buddha, upon which a small stupa was constructed to enshrine the hairs.  The pagoda has expanded with more relics and buildings and has been rocked by several earthquakes since 982.

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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