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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

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...

Grand Canyon Sketches 2009

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