Highland Light

The Highland Light (previously known as Cape Cod Light is an active lighthouse on the Cape Cod National Seashore in North Truro, Massachusetts. It is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Cape Cod. The park and lighthouse area owned by the National Park Service. The present location of the lighthouse is not the original site. It was in danger of falling down the cliff due to beach erosion, so the structure was moved 450 feet (140 m) to the west. The move was accomplished  over a period of 18 days in July, 1996. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodlers Black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-31 Highland Light

Xfinity Center Mansfield

A fantastic concert at the open air performing arts center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The concert was Chicago and Earth Wind & Fire. They played for 3 hours as individual groups and about 8 songs together. An amazing show full of energy and old school music. A wonderful night. This drawing was completed from a photograph that I took at the concert. A difficult subject in that all of the tones were either black or very bight lights with the reddish stage lights casting a pinkish glow on everything. Pilot Namiki fountain pen with Noodlers ink, Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-30 Great Woods

First Encounter Beach

A beautiful summer day at the beach on Cape Cod. The crowds are already starting to dwindle as school starts up. This area of Cape Cod was originally settled by the Nauset tribe, Eastham was the site where in 1620 a hunting expedition landed, comprised from the crew of the sailing vessel Mayflower, which had stopped in Provincetown harbor on Cape Cod Bay after a rough crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, which led to the first encounter of the Pilgrims and the local Nauset people at First Encounter Beach. Faber-Castell Pitt pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith Watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-08-29 First Encounter Beach

Times Square – NYC

Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the junction of Broadway and Seventy Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd Street to West 47th Street. Brightly adorned with billboards and advertisements, Times Square is sometimes referred to as The Crossroads of the World, The Center of the Universe, the heart of The Great White Way, and the “heart of the world”. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry.

2015-08-28 Times Square

1913 Lewisohn Building – New York CIty

A detailed view of the building that our client is moving into the ground floor. In 1893 the Mendelssohn Glee Club, a group of all-male singers, moved into their grand new concert venue, Mendelssohn Hall at 119 West 40th Street. Lewisohn had received a building loan of $1.1 million from the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company to erect a skyscraper on the site of the Hall. The proposed 22-story structure that would stretch through the block from West 40th Street to 41st Street. While the architects refrained from over-embellishing the bulk of the structure, they added Gothic touches to the upper-most and lower floors; most striking being the carved figures along the fourth story cornice. The sculptures, dressed in medieval garb, all sit with their ankles crossed under Gothic terra cotta canopies. Each is a detailed allegory – Exploration holds a globe and compass, Industry has a large gear and Learning reads an open book, for instance. Faber-Castell Pitt black pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-27 1913 Lewisohn Building

Bryant Park – New York City

More work travel and it is to New York City this time. A beautiful morning sitting in the Paris bistro chairs watching people on their way to work and a Tai Chi group A beautiful shaded oasis in the city. Bryant Park is a 9.6-acre privately managed public park located in the New York City located between Fifth and Sixth Avenues and between 40th and 42nd In Midtown. Although technically the Main Branch of the New York Public Library is located within the park, effectively it forms the park’s functional eastern boundary, making Sixth Avenue the park’s primary entrance. Bryant Park is located entirely over an underground structure that houses the library’s stacks. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Black ink and Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-26 Bryant Park

Main Street Bridge Pawtucket

The Main Street Bridge in Pawtucket, Rhode Island is an historic bridge carrying Main Street over the Pawtucket Falls. The oldest portion of this bridge consists of two flattened-arch spans, each about 40 feet (12 m) in length, with a total bridge length of 110 feet (34 m). The bridge has been widened twice to accommodate increased traffic. The bridge, built in 1858, is believed to be the oldest highway bridge in active use in the state and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This was a very tricky perspective looking down the falls that are under the bridge. Moving water is always difficult to portray and I am off on the top of the bridge that was actually close to eye level. Pitt black pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-08-25 Pawtucket Bridge

American Lobster

A quick sketch tonight before dinner. The American Lobster, Homarus americanus, is a species of lobster found on the Atlantic Coast of North America from Labrador to New Jersey. It is also known as True Lobster or Maine Lobster. It can reach a body length of 25 inches, and a weight of over 44 pounds, making it the heaviest crustacean in the world. American lobsters are usually bluish green to brown with red spines, but a number of color variations have been observed. Faber-Castell Pitt Pens in Sanguine color in an Alpha Series Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-24 American Lobster

Stone Quarry

The Simeone Quarry is located just behind the Wrentham Outlets in Wrentham, Massachusetts. The equipment is so complex in a quarry like this with all of the conveyors, machines, ladders and sheds. Crushed Stone Aggregates and Sand/Gravel are generated from a variety of natural deposits – limestone, granite, trap rock, and other durable mineral resources.  Production of these products requires blasting and excavating the broken stone from quarries followed by progressive stages of crushing, screening, washing and blending. The aggregate products range in size from Rip-Rap, where each stone may weigh several tons, to manufactured sand for use in concrete and asphalt products. Faber-Castell Pitt Art pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

2015-08-23 Aggregate Industries

Rock and Roll Carnival

This is a sketch from a photo that I snapped on Friday across the street from our summer party at Iggy’s. The small town carnivals are a rite of summer with all of sounds, smells and sights. I think that the Ferris Wheel at this location is the same one I sketched in April in Pawtucket.  Faber-Castell Pit pens with Holbein and Daniel Smith Watercolors in a Stillman & Birn Alpha Sketchbook.

2015-08-22 Carnival