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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

Saturday, December 31, 2011

topicalbuildings2

topicalbuildings2 by douglaswittnebel
topicalbuildings2, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.

the series for topical buildings has now been developed to include five and now on display in the flickr site, all created on ipad with adobe ideas app...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

a painted view from above looking at the DFW area at 11PM...

Late night flight return to California from Texas, looking down to the north view of the areas outside of Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas.   This view was created using artrage, artstudio and a spot of ps for the edge blur...on iPad...

Monday, December 19, 2011

and now photo of the hand/finger/stylus/ipad/interface...

a closer still image view of the stylus interface on the digital iPad using the adobe ideas application,,,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

and now for something a little bit different...

I have been going back to an earlier painting/drawing app, adobe ideas, and have been experimenting with the interesting qualities of line and tone and color that the app offers.  This painting is a view looking upwards at a wall of building shapes and signs, possibly will be part of a graphic novel format...

Friday, December 9, 2011

Completed the digital painting
of the landscape view in Napa/Silverado...
combination of artrage and procreate app on the iPad
 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

dougdraws2

dougdraws2 by douglaswittnebel
dougdraws2, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.

Drawing some perspective views of prospective spaces...

Thursday, December 1, 2011

napa_autumn_progress

napa_autumn_progress by douglaswittnebel
napa_autumn_progress, a photo by douglaswittnebel on Flickr.

A progress stage with notes, napa autumnal view along Silverado trail. Using artrage and procreate on iPad

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Napa Valley in Autumn, a slice of the landscape on view

"autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile"  William Cullen Bryant

the leaves on the grape vines and the trees in the valley folds are so beautiful at the close of November...the painted slice of the landscape captures some of those colors and patterns...a digital view

and a closer detail view of the painted digital drips, strokes and touches...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Moscone looking north to St. Patricks...

A painterly view of the Moscone open space in San Francisco, looking north towards St. Patricks, Four Seasons tower, and the Daniel Liebeskind museum (Willis Polk wonder)   This was done using adobe ideas app on the iPad...on a sunny Saturday on a break between meetings for the Gensler Principals...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Phelan building sketch view part two

Another view of the Phelan building across from the hotel window on Market Street...this was the first of the two sketches and now my favorite...sketchbook pro on iPad...

Now I am dreaming of flatiron buildings...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Phelan Building San Francisco, Market Street

From a window seat in the Four Seasons Hotel, a painted view of the top of the majestic Phelan Building on Market Street, San Francisco...using the brushes app on the iPad...during a break from the Gensler Principals meeting 2011...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Tomales Bay Oyster grilling

Up north off Highway One in Marin County, one of the spots for oysters: Tomales Bay Oysters.  Folks can purchase bags of oysters in various sizes, and join other oyster lovers with freshly opened or grilling on the charcoal grills.   This was my version of an oysters rockefeller with a mixture of spianch, onions, garlic, cheese and assorted herbs... Bring your own tools and wine and sit down and enjoy the view of the Bay and the taste of fresh oysters...this was drawn on the iPad with the sketchbook pro app...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Alameda Theatre

Timothy Pflueger designed this theater for the Nassar brothers and it opened in 1932 during the depression years.  The exterior caught my eye as the late afternoon sunlight bleached the softer columns and curves of the facade.  Restored in 2008, the building stands proud on Central Avenue and viewable from Park Street, and contains a wonderful set of interior spaces and details. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pumpkin patch south of Half Moon Bay

I noticed many more pumpkin patches on Highway One this year, and one painted glimpse south of Half Moon Bay was captured and can now be seen here...painted with sketchbook pro on the iPad...

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October and the season for pumpkins and baseballs

Its that time of the year to celebrate pumpkins and the baseball playoffs...this painting was created with artrage app on iPad...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

palm tree in california


Concord, California, sunny warm almost hot day, lunch time painting exercise, digitally rendered painting of a palm tree, created on the iPad device...primarily with the use of artrage app...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Napa Silverado view flipped and finished...

Added in some shadow touches and texture to the foreground and wrapped up the brushwork, flipped the image to place the building on the right side and then noticed the similarity to the Kauai waterfall painting from several weeks ago...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Silverado Trail view painting progress

Progress on the next painting based on views of the vineyards and hills from the Silverado Trail in Napa valley, California...drawn/painted with a combination of procreate and artstudio on the iPad

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wailoa Mission House painting

Had no idea at the time of my visit in Hanalei, but have later learned that this large roofed house was the 1837 home of the early Christian missionaries, Abner and Lucy Wilcox. Now a landmark, and restored in 1921 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reflects the southern roots of its architect, the Reverend William Alexander of Kentucky.  Imagine that, southern roots of architecture design on the island of Kauai...

Painting done with sketchbook pro on the iPad tablet with stylus...






Monday, August 15, 2011

Kauai, Hawaii, palm trees and sky...


A painterly view of the palm trees and the culmulus clouds above the Bay in Kalapaki, close to Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii...

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Napa at Noon completed...

Napa at Noon was completed some time ago and finally surfaced on the tablet for a posting to the blog...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Napa at Noon

A progress view of a painting of  the hills and landscape on view from a weekend trip to the Napa Valley, looking along Silverado Trail...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

graincommunications097

Just went back and checked one of my favorites from Chicago last year. Grain Communications !!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

one last view of Chicago from the corner of Madison and Michigan...

...this sketch painting was created with the Brushes app on the iPad, sitting on a bench looking norht and west across Michigan Avenue...

Monday, June 27, 2011

another view of the Chicago sights...

From the lower levels of the Merchandise Mart, a view looking to the south...showing the river and the bridge and tower...a sketchbok pro painting on the iPad...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chicago impression in the rain

An early morning view of Chicago in the rain, a painted view from sketchbook app on digital tablet...the city of Chicago has wonderful variety of buildings and settings... and here is a link to my sketches from last year and visit to the city

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougwittnebel/sets/72157619885469193/




Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chicago...a return to sketch the city on the digital pad device...

Back in the wonderful city of Chicago for a set of meetings and the Neocon event, and like last year, I have to take some time out to visit some of my favorite sites and create some painted views of the buildings.  The first scene is the pairing of the Wrigley building and the Tribune Tower, at the bend of the river.  These were drawn on the iPad with the sketchbook pro app.   More to come...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Atlas Stair Building Co. Building sketch trials

 first view and sketch trial
2901 22nd street in the Mission District of San Francisco is the address of an unusual building that must have a interesting history to reveal...my focus was to capture some views with texture tests in sketchbook pro and then see what happens next...will post to flickr also...

Friday, May 20, 2011

a painting of a cake...

A selection of stages in the process of creating a cake painting, with the artrage app on the ipad, a delicious combination of frosting and layers and textures and colors...

“Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken.”
-M.F.K. Fisher


Common objects become strangely uncommon when removed from their context and ordinary ways of being seen. (Wayne Thiebaud)


"You may feel that you have eaten too much...But this pastry is like
feathers - it is like snow. It is in fact good for you, a digestive!"
M.F.K. Fisher (The Art of Eating)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

container ship on the bay

a painterly sketch image of a container ship on the san francisco bay...this will lead to more explorations of this theme...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

artist studio

If I had a studio for painting some of the images in my mind, it might look something like this...this was created using the artstudio and brushes app on the ipad device

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

dimaggio's bakery , martinez california

a wonderful sculptural sign set on a building facade on Main Street, Martinez, California...





done with sketchbookpro on the iPad...

Friday, April 29, 2011

lets take a look at some progress on this new drawing of the bridgehouses...

a view of the painting progress for the bridgehouses image...looking forward to the next layering of textures, colours and detail...

Friday, April 22, 2011

beach houses on highway 1, shadow, stucco and sun...


diving into the artstudio app on ipad with a rendition of some houses on highway one in california...sunshine, shadows, sun and fun...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

aerial view of urban scenes...

a sketchy sketch painting of an aerial view of an urban scene on a test trial of inspirepro app on the ipad...

Friday, April 8, 2011

drawing stages for development of platform zotts 57...3 steps



these three drawings/paintings capture the essence and the flavor of the development of the zotts platform 57...the work was created using the ipad device and implementing the artrage app...

Sunday, April 3, 2011

test lab video clip ipad creation


New 1 minute video clip showing the creation of the test lab space using the iPad, brushes app and I movie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO9mum-a444&feature=channel_video_title


Enjoy

test lab video clip of process steps


New 1 minute video clip showing the creation of the test lab space using the iPad, brushes app and I movi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO9mum-a444&feature=channel_video_title




The process video linked above shows the step by step sequence for the creation of the perspective drawing of the research and test lab space...researchers implement the interactive glass portals allowing for the ease of knowledge transfer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO9mum-a444&feature=channel_video_title


Friday, April 1, 2011

memory of San Miguel de Allende


the doors and windows of San Miguel de Allende are a favorite series of studies and this one is done on the ipad with artstudio app... one in full color and one in a sepia tone...


Friday, March 25, 2011

metropolis edge scene

... have not been traveling to other areas or cities lately, but have been visioning and dreaming about scenarios of what could be or what has been and what may be elsewhere...this scene was created on the ipad with the use of a brushes app and artstudio app, and chromatically narrowed to a cool grey blue scenario...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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