Dinner last night at the Bay House in Naples Florida. This jazz
trio was playing in the tavern under a neon live bait sign. The ink and watercolor sketch was completed from a photograph this morning in my Travel Journal.
Traveled from the 32 degrees in New England this morning to 91 degrees in Naples, FL. A quick watercolor sketch a the first in a new sketchbook and the first entry into the new Travel Journal. Thus it’s a roof feature on the Naples Yacht Cub a seen from our balcony lanai. Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
Spring has finally arrived here in the Northeast. The snow is gone, the nesting birds have returned, flowers are in bloom and pollen is in the air. It is a beautiful sight to see the daffodils and the Hyacinth in bloom in the yard. A sure sign of spring. Happy Spring everyone. Utrecht watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
This was the most interesting building in a local office park. The corner with sloped glass and the transparent nature of corner in letting the outside in. The reflections of the clouds and American flag in the glass was great. Faber-Castell black pens in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
Another site visit for work. Shadowbrook Catering in Shrewsbury, New Jersey was recently purchased by a client of ours and renovation plans are in the works. This was a view in one of the gardens of a beautiful fountain surrounded by yellow daffodils and red tulips. Pelikan watercolors and ink in a S & B Sketchbook.
One last sketch from the weekend of art on Long Island. The First Presbyterian Church is in the beautiful hamlet of Oyster Bay on the North Shore of Long Island. It is a beautiful small town on the bay and I was drawn to this church for all of the wood tracery work in the bell tower. The First Presbyterian Church built in 1873 in a historic Carpenter Gothic-style. Its architect was J. Cleveland Cady, who was just beginning his career and would go on to design the original Metropolitan Opera House, the American Museum of Natural History, buildings at Yale University, Trinity College, and 23 other churches, but he never designed any other churches in the Carpenter Gothic-style. Simple line drawing at lunch with Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.