Dorset Field Club Deck Concept

This is a concept sketch for a hard roof on an existing deck at the Dorset Field Club in Vermont. This is part of a Master Plan for the entire campus. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook.

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Quissett Harbor

Quisset Harbor is located off Buzzards Bay about one mile northeast of Woods Hole on Cape Cod. Quisset Harbor is a unique and well-protected area that has a large anchorage and two good marine facilities at hand. This view is from the start of the Knob trail looking back at the Marina. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched on site.

United Universalist Church – Grafton MA

The church was established in 1731 in Grafton, Massachusetts. The original meeting house stood in the center of the Grafton Common. The church spilt about 100 years later and a new church was built in the current location. The church was burned in 1860 and the current building was dedicated in 1864. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched on site.

St. John’s Church – Sandwich, MA

 In 1896, a lot was purchased at 159 Old Main Street which measured 60 feet by 123 feet.  The fundraising efforts of the Woman’s Guild of the church, as well as, donations from summer visitors including former president’s wife Frances F. Cleveland, resulted in $1219.75 of the needed $1600.00 for the Carpenter’s estimate.  The rest was covered through pledges and they hired Robert H. Slack of New Bedford as the architect.  He designed a small church with a nave to seat 100 parishioners, a small sacristy, and a belltower.  Construction began on March 13, 1899.  It was decided to leave the interior woodwork natural and to paint the ceiling a robin’s egg blue as it was soothing and peaceful

Faber-Castell Art pens and Holbein Watercolors in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched loosely in the Studio

Pointsettia

The Pointsettia is indigenous to Mexico and Central America, the poinsettia was first described by Europeans in 1834. It is particularly well known for its red and green foliage and is widely used in Christmas floral displays. It derives its common English name from Joel Roberts Pointsett, the first United States Minister to Mexico, who is credited with introducing the plant to the US in the 1820s.

Wild poinsettias occur from Mexico to southern Guatemala, growing on mid-elevation, Pacific-facing slopes. Wild poinsettia populations are highly fragmented, as their habitat is experiencing largely unregulated deforestation. They were cultivated by the Aztecs for use in traditional medicine. They became associated with the Christmas holiday and are popular seasonal decorations. Every year in the US, approximately 70 million poinsettias of many cultivated varieties are sold in a six-week period.

Faber-Castell Art pens and Holbein Watercolors in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched loosely in the Studio

Merry Christmas – Chatham Light

The Chatham Lighthouse is all decked out for the holidays.

Considered the iconic landmark of the town, the Chatham Light stands 48 feet tall and 80 feet above sea level overlooking the infamous Chatham Bar. It is one of the few lighthouses in America that still operates 24 hours a day.

The Chatham Light is an operational lighthouse under the US Coast Guard.

The Chatham Light was originally a pair of lighthouses, called the “Twin Lights”, and this site was just one of three lighthouse locations in Chatham – the others being the Stage Harbor Light, and the Monomoy Light. More history below.

Faber-Castell Art pens and Holbein Watercolors in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched in Studio