Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mission Trails Regional Park

Mission Trails encompasses nearly 5,800 acres of both natural and developed recreational acres Its rugged hills, valleys and open areas represent a San Diego prior to the landing of Cabrillo in San Diego Bay in 1542. The Visitor Center you can learn about the parks history, natural plant and animal communities. The video shows the San Diego Urban Sketchers sketching, their sketches, a group photo and a bit of the visitor center and surrounding area.

The group sketches.

Our group today at Mission Trails.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park

The Garden originated as a teahouse during the 1915–16 Panama-California Exposition and now lies on two acres. Along the Garden’s winding paths are a Zen garden for meditation, an exhibit house, koi pond and bonsai exhibit. Our sketches and group photos shown below.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

San Clemente Quick Draw

4 San Diego Urban Sketchers participated in the San Clemente Quick Draw today. It was a great event, food, great monetary prizes, and goodie bags with lots of art stuff in them!

Lydia, Patti, Alice, Kathy and Barbara Tapp
Barbara is a friend of Kathy's from Berkley. She won an honorable mention at the Quick draw.






We had to Check in, paint, and come back with a framed piece in 3 hours!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Veterans' Museum and Memorial Center

The museum building, the former chapel of the old Naval Hospital, was built during World War II. It is a beautiful neo-classical Spanish Colonial/California Mission design with thick walls and a red tile roof, a style that first took hold in San Diego during the Panama-California Exposition of 1915-16

Lydia, Camille, Luis, Kati

Luis, his painting, and the "collector".



Luis's painting.


Camille, Lydia, Kati

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Buena Creek Gardens, San Marcos, Ca

The Buena Creek Gardens is a nursery in San Marcos. They have beautiful garden d├ęcor as well as many paths and garden settings to browse through. It is a very lush, green and shady place to stroll and select plants and flowers for your garden. They specialize in unique and uncommon plants. This was the location of the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Heritage Park, San Diego California

Heritage Park was the location of the San Diego Urban Sketchers Meetup this weekend. This is a county park located close to Old Town, San Diego. It measures almost 8 acres and was developed to preserve examples of  San Diego’s Victorian architecture.