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sketching Cow Hollow…

January 19, 2009

Spent the afternoon sketching the bombastic architecture of Cow Hollow.This upscale neighborhood offers shoulder to shoulder Victorian fabulosities…we started with the ultimate cupola collection – the former Vendata Society building at Webster and Filbert. (1905, Joseph A, Leonard). Nothing against Mr Leonard and his firm, but really, what were they thinking?


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  1. Frank Bettendorf permalink
    January 20, 2009 5:15 AM

    This is terrific work and I’m glad you are posting your drawings. I used to live south of San Francisco, within 20 miles, so your drawings bring back wonderful memories of over 40 years of visiting the City. You have real talent and it get wider attention. Have you thought of publishing a book of these sketches? I’d like one if you do. Frank

  2. January 20, 2009 12:17 PM

    Just found your blog. These are lovely.

  3. January 20, 2009 9:53 PM

    Thanks Frank! I do hope to have a book’s worth of good stuff one day :) The city is an amazing source of drawing material – it just seems to keep surprising me every time I go out…

  4. January 22, 2009 3:13 AM

    Hey Marc!! Awesome sketches. I love your last name too! Let me tell you something funny about Taro in japanese next time :) Can’t wait to see more work from you. Landscape painting next? –

  5. January 27, 2009 4:26 AM

    Gorgeous. My favorites!

    I agree with Frank. Book! Now!

    Have you seen Paul Madonna’s book, All Over Coffee? Pretty awesome stuff, and another example of how crazy SF architecture can be.

  6. January 30, 2009 1:05 AM

    very cool stuff, i love how you simplify the shapes and shadows, hard to do! very nice

  7. January 31, 2009 6:32 PM

    these are phenomenal. i love you style.

  8. Ryan P permalink
    February 4, 2009 2:19 AM

    I love your style. You know just the right amount of lines to put in. You suggest details to just the right degree.

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