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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, 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...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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