I’ve decided that I am going to continue posting the drawings from my sketchbook.. I’m planning to make a new post at least once a week and include any new sketches. I will also be putting up new paintings from time to time, so check back each week and feel free to leave comments.
Here is my sketchbook from last week.
Again, I found myself on a walk through Golden Gate Park and spent some time drawing these trees. I’m not sure what kind of trees they are but they seem to pop up all over San Francisco.
Again, I find myself walking around San Francisco and feeling amazed by the structure and detail of the houses. The craftsmanship and knowledge of the people that designed and built them is incredible to me. They give off a feeling of quality and history. The streets tell the stories of so many people that once lived here. I recently discovered that the public library has photographic records of the city dating back to the 1800’s and I find the hours slip away while I try to wrap my head around the amount of change and, occasionally, how similar things are.
Another thing about San Francisco that captivates me is the trees. Trees, plants, and flowers seem to spring up from everywhere. The moisture in the air and, usually, generous sunlight seem to account for a great variety of healthy plant-life, though the fern in my apartment seems to disagree. After a year of living here, I’m still a little unsure of how the seasons affect the trees and flowers. As some are losing their leaves, others seem to be coming into bloom. After spending most of my life in places that get tons of snow and cold, the weather and plants are inspiring.
And this leads to my most recent project. I’ve spent most of the last month putting together my store on Etsy.com called ArtFromBrian, where I have most of the watercolor paintings featured in this blog and several others for sale.
If you have some time, click HERE for a link to my store. Thank you to everyone for your support.
And here is a painting of houses and trees on Page Street that I finished this week: