Driving home tonight after the storms, I went by this farm in Bridgewater, Ma that was intriguing with the shapes of the structures, lawn area and potato plants in bloom. Faber-Castell Pitt Art Pens with Utrecht Watercolors in the Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
Chatham Lighthouse,known as Twin Lights prior to 1923, is a lighthouse in Chatham, Massachusetts, near the “elbow” of Cape Cod. The station was established in 1808, the second light on Cape Cod. To distinguish it from Highland Light, the first Cape Cod light, and to act as a range, twin octagonal 40-foot (12 m) wooden towers were built. They were on skids so that they could be moved to keep them in line with the entrance channel as it shifted. The current structures were built in 1879 of brick lined cast iron with a Fourth Order Fresnel Lens. Today, the former keeper’s house is an active U.S. Coast Guard station, and on-duty personnel living quarters. Quick pencil sketch with Koh-I-nor solid graphite 4B pencil in the Alpha Series Stillman and Birn.
Today is the Summer Solstice in North America. Even with the heavy rain, it is the season most anticipated in New England. This is a watercolor sketch from a photo that I snapped a couple of week ago. The view is from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy overlooking Buzzards Bay. Pitt Art pens, Utrecht Watercolors in a Moleskine 5″ x 8″ watercolor sketchbook.
Owners David Colombo and Scott Brownlee invite you to the harbor-side Black Cat Tavern overlooking the water in Hyannis, MA. The Black Cat tavern is a traditional Cape Cod Seafood restaurant. A new addition is the Shack Out Back is the Cape’s newest hidden gem. You’ll find our little outdoor oasis tucked in behind the Black Cat Harbor Shack. Grab a stool at the roomy bar and watch as your oysters and clams are shucked to order. We have always loved the Black Cat and the Shack out Back is a wonderful, open air bar and dining venue. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodlers Black Ink, Utrecht Watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.
After years of heated discussion, Middleborough in 1927 finally witnessed the opening of a new modern high school on North Main Street to replace the original high school structure built in the mid-1880s. To celebrate the new school (subsequently named Middleborough Memorial High School to honor the town’s First World War servicemen), appropriate ceremonies were held including the formal dedication on September 16, 1927. Sketch from the car of the former Middleborough Memorial High School. Faber-Castell Pit pens in black and shades of grey in my Alpha Series Stillman and Birn 9″ x 12″ Sketchbook.
Nobska Light is located at the division between Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound in Woods Hole, Massachusetts on the southwestern tip of Cape Cod. The light station was established in 1826, and the current tower dates to 1876. The light station was added to the National Register of historic Places as Nobska Point Light Station in 1987. Nobska Light is set at the very southwestern tip of Cape Cod, separated from the shore by Nobska Road. The light station includes four buildings: the tower, the keeper’s house, a radio beacon house, and a small oil house. The tower has a brick interior and a metal exterior, formed out of four rings of iron paneling, and rises to a height of 40 feet. A quick graphite value sketch completed with Kohi-nor solid graphite 4B pencil in a Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.
Mystic Seaport Harbor in Mystic, Connecticut is the largest maritime museum in the world. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats, and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seafaring village. It consists of more than 60 original historic buildings, most of them rare commercial structures moved to the 17-acre site and meticulously restored. A quick line drawings sketch of the harbor in Mystic. The buildings and most of the ships in the background are part of the Seaport Museum. Faber-Castell black pens in an Alpha Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.