Thursday, February 08, 2007

The Presidio, San Francisco Ca.

Sketches done at Pershing Square on the Presidio's main post. A flagpole currently resides here, marking the former site of General John "Black Jack" Pershing's house, which was consumed by a deadly fire in 1915.

Cannon just west of the Pershing Square.


Cannon balls next to one of two Spanish cannons at Pershing Square. These two bronze cannons at this site were originally mounted at Castillo de San Joaquin, a Spanish fort built to guard the Golden Gate. Forged in Peru in the 1600's, they are among six Spanish cannons at the Presidio and some of the oldest pieces of artillery in North America.


11 comments:

craig said...

Hey Gerald,
Really like these sketches. I was walking around the presidio a few weekends ago. Great spot for sketching

Teri said...

Neat Gerald. It sure is good to be back in the Bay Area!

Hey, you should come out to the Livermore Wine Country and do a sketch crawl some time...

Randeep Katari said...

Hey Gerald,
Thanks very much for the awesome comment man. Great stuff you got here. Definitely going to be checking back regularly.

-R.

andy said...

Awesome sketches Gerald, really nice use of watercolors - looks like an old illustration :)

marcobucci said...

Cool watercolour stuff. Makes me wanna crack out my portable kit again! Nice avatar too!

Goobeetsablog said...

nice watercolors.
you really captured the texture
of old, weathered artillery

must have been a fun trip.

Alina Chau said...

THese are lovely pieces, especially like how you frame the cannon in the top one.

Lee-Roy said...

Hey, Gerald! Nice ink sketches and watercolor! You really captured the texture of those cannon balls. It never occurred to me, but the presidio is a great place to sketch. I will have to try sometime.

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have really nice work here. Takes me back to when I was doing more traditional work. Really nice watercolor work.

Christopher said...

thanks gerald! I'm trying to learn html and CSS so the look is just temporary! Keep on pushing out those beautiful sketches of yours and come check my blog later when the piece is finished!

Ray Villalba said...

Keep up the good work Gerald!

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