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Sketching at Saul’s Restaurant and Deli, Berkeley

Saul's Diner, Ink & watercolor
Saul's Diner, Ink & watercolor

My sketchcrawl buddies and I met at Saul’s Restaurant to sketch tonight. Saul’s was really nice about letting us hang out for 3 hours and the food was delicious. It takes such discipline to draw it before eating it! The owner of the restaurant does wonderful drawings herself, as can be seen on their menus and website.

Pickles, Ink & watercolor
Pickles, Ink & watercolorPickles, Ink & watercolor

Except for breakfast, a meal at Saul’s always starts with their dill pickles.

Trout, Kale and Colorful Cauliflower
Trout, Kale and Colorful Cauliflower

I had a plate of grilled trout with a bright green sauces and very colorful veges: kale and purple cauliflower.

Then I got into a fight with a macaroon. I drew it, painted it, messed it up, and started over. Cathy and Sonia were ready to leave, having both done some really nice sketches, but I wanted to keep fighting with the macaroon, feeling like a flop. So I asked for a take-out container and brought theĀ  macaroon home. After drawing it several more times at home I finally won the battle with the macaroon which I’ll post next time.

8 replies on “Sketching at Saul’s Restaurant and Deli, Berkeley”

Oh please do join us! It would be such fun! Most Tuesday evenings we don’t go out to eat, just sketch (in the winter we meet indoors, at places like hardware stores, bowling alleys, hotel lobbies, etc.). But when we do meet at a restaurant we get a chance to practice speed drawing so that the food doesn’t get cold while we draw. Jana

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Thanks Karen, I really do want to come back and sketch again. And you know I LOVE your wonderful drawings. We met once at the restaurant when I was showing my sketchbook to a friend I was dining with and you spotted my cartoony drawings from a day at court and came over and chatted with us. That’s when I found you made those great drawings. Jana

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