A quick sketch before the rains begin. The Iris is such a beautiful flower with a range from almost white to dark violet. This one was a very light shade of lilac.  Holbein watercolors in a 5″ x 8″ Moleskine Watercolor Book.

2015-05-31 Iris


The Blue Eyed Crab

What a great way to end May and bring in summer than with a sketch of our favorite restaurant, the Blue Eyed Crab in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Such a wonderful restaurant with amazing seafood, great location, wonderful staff and a Fantastic Chef/Owner, Jim Casey in the Kitchen. I was able to spend this morning at the “Crab” as they were filming a segment of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives for the Food network. We deserved recognition. Utrecht Watercolors, black Pitt line work in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-05-30 Blue Eyed Crab

Rye Tavern

The Rye Tavern is located in the historic Colonial era Wright Tavern, at the intersection of Old Tavern Trail and Old Sandwich Road in Plymouth, MA.  Old Sandwich Road has been in use for over 350 years. It was a beautiful evening tonight for dinner and cocktails on the beautiful outdoor patio adjacent to the working gardens. At Rye Tavern they are strong believers in bringing the freshest ingredients to the plates with local and restaurant grown products in the Farm to Table Movement. Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-05-29 Rye Tavern

Eastham Windmill

The Eastham Windmill, located in Eastham, Massachusetts, is the oldest windmill on Cape Cod. It was constructed by Eastham resident Thomas Paine in Plymouth in 1680. It was first moved to nearby Truro in 1770, then finally to Eastham in 1793. In 1808 the windmill was moved to its present location, near the Eastham Town Hall and the Eastham Public Library. Eastham Windmill, as part of the Eastham Center Historic District, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. Possible future painting. Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a 9″ x 12″ Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-05-28 Eastham Windmill

Brick Alley Pub

The Brick Alley Pub is located on the cobblestone covered Thames Street in Newport, Rhode Island. After more than 30 years as one of Rhode Island’s most popular restaurants with locals and tourists alike, the Brick Alley Pub & Restaurant has earned landmark status. Along with being a great restaurant, the distinctive yellow stripe awnings make for a great sketch. Pelikan watercolors and Pitt black pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-05-27 Brick Alley Pub


This little colorful boat named Hero was tied up to a float in the Herring River in West Harwich, Massachusetts. The contrast between the red boat and the light blue of the water and the variety of greens in the marsh beyond was very interesting. Utrecht Watercolors, Black waterproof pens on the last page of my Stillman and Birn 9″ x 12″ Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-05-26 Hero

The Beachcomber

A sure sign of summer is first pilgrimage to Wellfleet Massachusetts to visit one of our favorite places – The Beachcomber. The Comaah, as locally referred to, sits on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the beautiful National Seashore. Most of the time it is standing room only and is frequented by an eclectic mix of young and old, beachgoers, locals and visitors. We were able to luck into 2 bar seats for some adult beverages and shrimp and Wellfleet oysters from the Raw Bar. So much fun. Faber-Castell Pitt black pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-05-24 Beachcomber

Dinghies ready for the long weekend

This was an interesting view of Dinghies tied up to the quay at low tide in Marion Harbor. Overhead there was series of overhead ropes and pulleys with laundry detergent bottles as weights. Also the contrast of all of the rickety wood ladders for access to the boats against the stone of the sea wall. Faber-Castell Pitt pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn 9″ x 12″ sketchbook.

2015-05-23 Dinghies