Last night I needed to grab a quickie dinner between work and a 7:00 meeting so I stopped at the nearby Oakland Whole Foods. I looked over the salad bar, passed up the make your own trail munch bar (?!) and the soul food bar with pulled pork, black-eyed peas and greens, seriously considered the Indian and Chinese bars but settled on some pretty, steamed organic veges and some Mexican items.
The dining area was hopping with activity, filled with a perfect sampling of Oakland’s demographics, with people of all ages, races, preferences, and functionality. I ate quickly so I’d have a few minutes to sketch the view from my table. Then I ran out of time and had to leave, so I added watercolor at home.
And now I’m on vacation! Yay
7 replies on “Quickie Dinner at Whole Foods, Oakland”
Hapy vacation! I really like this sketch – the perspective you used and the way you do people.
Thanks Casey. I was trying to figure out the perspective since I had to tilt my head way back to see the top of the tree but then couldn’t see the rest of the room, so I guess I just made up my own perspective the way I wanted it to be. Jana
Enjoy your vacation, Jana. This one has such a nice “feel” to it, I can almost hear the chatter and the clinking of flatwear against plates. Just a nice sense of space and “thereness.”
Happy Christmas to you.
Thanks Nel, It’s funny but I hadn’t seen your name yet when I looked at this message and just knew it was from you. I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday too. Jana
I like your blog Jana. Found it in a search today. I’ve always liked painting, though I’ve never been very good at it (I find it fun in any regard). Enjoy your vacation, and happy holidays to you.
Hi, Jana. Yes, the sketch does suggest restaurant chatter.
You probably already know this
but I thought I’d mention it.
Hope you enjoy whatever it is you choose to do on your days-away-from-work. How politically correct is that!
Oh yes! Happy Christmas! See – I am not very pc!
Thats a really nice vibrant sketch, I really like the colours on this