Ocean Place

IN New Jersey once again today for a project meeting and I had a little extra time to drive over to the Jersey Shore. This is a Hotel/Resort tower right on the beach in Long Branch, New Jersey. A beautiful stretch of beach adjacent to the Boardwalk. Faber-Castell Pitt pens, Utrecht Watercolors in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-05-21 Ocean Place

Pawtucket Congregational Church

A quick ink sketch of the rear of the Pawtucket Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI. The Italianate/Romanesque style church building was designed by Boston architect John Stevens and constructed in 1867-1868; it is the only known work of Stevens in Rhode Island. The cost of construction was $64,000. The perspective is a little wonky in this sketch with Faber-Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-05-19 Pawtucket Cong Church


The Rhododendrons in our yard are bursting out and are beautiful. Rhododendron (from Ancient Greek ῥόδον rhódon “rose” and δένδρον déndron “tree”) is a  genus of 1,024 species of woody plants in the heath family (Ericaceae), either evergreen or deciduous, and found mainly in Asia, although it is also widespread throughout the Southern Highlands of the Appalachian Mountains of North America. This is my first attempt at negative painting and may be used as a study for a larger painting. Utrecht Watercolors in a 5″ x 9″ Moleskine Watercolor book.

2015-05-17 Rhodies


“As you start your journey, the first thing you should do is throw away that store-bought map and begin to draw your own.” – Michael Dell.

So proud of my niece Mallory for success and graduation from Fitchburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. My interpretation of the celebration of throwing the caps in the air. Watercolor and ink in a 9″ x 12″ Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-05-16 Graduation

Very Difficult Perspective


Looking up 52 stories in the atrium of John Portman’s Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Classic building and first of its kind. There must be 30 vanishing points out more in this view. Also the only straight lines are the glass elevator tracks. Black Faber-Castell Pitt pens in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook. Below is a photo from a similar angle if you are not familiar with the view.


Coming and Going

After returning from a wonderful vacation, I am in the office for 1 day and then I am off on Southwest Airlines again. This time to Atlanta for the National American Institute of Architects Annual Conference. This sketch of our plan at the gate in Providence will be very similar to the view of my flight tomorrow leaving Boston. Faber-Castell Pitt pens and Pelikan watercolors in my Stillman and Birn Travel Journal.

2015-05-12 Southwest