Floor Sander

This is how I spent half of my day today, helping my friend Keith sand his basement floors in preparation for stain. This was a difficult item to sketch in that it is bright chrome and hard to get the subelt shades and reflections. I just knew it had to be drawn since I we spent so much time with it. Faber-Castell Pens, Daniel Smith Watercolors in a 6″ x 8″ Moleskine Watercolor Book.

2015-03-21-Floor Sander

Waiting for Spring

This sketch is based on a photograph taken last week at Soltice Restaurant in Kingston, MA. The Adirondack chairs and old luggage cart appear as if they are waiting for the snow to melt and Spring to arrive along the tracks. This train station was built in 1889 for the Old Colony Railroad. There was passenger service to this station (mostly for the New York, New Haven & Hartford RR, which took over this line in 1893) until 1959. Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-03-18-Soltice - Waiting for Spring