Beatles Extravaganza

A weekend long celebration of all things Beatles. Today included Movies (Help and Hard Days Night), Documentaries and Live Performances. The venue is The Spire Center for the Performing Arts in Plymouth, MA. In this sketch I tried to capture a great local band 3rd Left performing Beatles songs that they learned for this evening. Great band and great fun. The sketch was done on site with the color added later in the studio. Micron Pens, Pelikan Watercolors, Niji waterbrush in a Ivory Moleskine Book.

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Architecture in Decay

Pawtucket-Central Falls Train Station is an abandoned railroad station located in the cities of Pawtucket and Central Falls. The station was originally built in 1915-16 by the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad as a replacement for two separate stations. The station was served by New Haven Railroad trains and then the MBTA until 1981. The structure was barely saved from demolition when a CVS was constructed in front of the station.  The glass and iron canopies were removed and the structure is in disrepair with graffiti and missing details. From photos, the interior was a grand vaulted hall with a large decorative skylight typical of the era. Lamy Fountain Pen with Noodler’s Ink on the last page of a Canson Sketchbook

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But which is the stone that supports the bridge? – Kublai Khan

The Division Street Bridge in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is a historic bridge carrying Division Street over the Seekonk River. The bridge was built in 1875-1877 and is a nine-span stone and brick bridge with a total length of about 450 feet (140 m). It is the longest stone-arch bridge in the state and symbolic of the unity of the two neighborhoods coming together as the Town of Pawtucket. Pelikan Watercolors, Niji waterbrush, Lamy Fountain Pen, Noodler’s Ink in a 5 x 8 Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

Division Street Bridge

Clock Tower

The David Ames Clock Farm, formerly the Clock Farm of the Ames estate where horses and Guernsey cows were bred, is known for its Howard Steeple Clock of which only 3000 exist in the United States. The steeple clock was installed in 1870 and served to summon the farmhands working on the sixty acres of fields. I have been by this location at Stonehill College many times and have not noticed the beautiful tower and clocks until this weekend. Micron 02 pen, Pelikan Watercolors in a 5 x 8 Moleskine Watercolor Sketchbook.

Ames Clock Tower