Top of Solano Ave, Berkeley, Ink & watercolor, 5x7.5"

Top of the Top of Solano Ave, Berkeley, Ink & watercolor, 5×7.5″When we

When Cathy said, “Let’s sketch at the top of Solano Avenue Tuesday night” I chose to  literally sketch the top of Solano: looking up and drawing the tops of streetlights, buildings and trees.

It’s common here to refer to the “top” and “bottom” of streets when they’re on a hill, and 2-mile long Solano is on a slight incline as it runs from the start of the Berkeley Hills at The Alameda (just a street, but for some reason called “The Alameda”), down almost to the bay. I sat at a table outside a café and sketched the view at sunset. There are so many beautiful trees in Berkeley!

 

About these ads

Category:
Berkeley, Ink and watercolor wash, Outdoors/Landscape, Sketchbook Pages, Urban Sketchers
Tags:
, , , ,

Join the conversation! 5 Comments

  1. Oh yah! Soft background, tops of trees and most pleasing!!

    Like

    Reply
  2. I just love how I can almost feel what it’s like to be looking at the real thing. Thanks for posting, (I’ve been lurking but’ve never commented. )

    Like

    Reply

What are you thinking? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,091 other followers

%d bloggers like this: