This was a wonderful photograph that my wife Lisa snapped the other day at a garden nursery. A beautiful butterfly landed on a Coneflower in full bloom. The color of the butterfly was almost identical to the interior cone of the Coneflower. The petals were a vibrant red with some purple flowers in the background. It has been a crazy busy week and I am trying to catch up with scanning and posting. Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.
This is an interesting building that I drive by everyday on my way into the office. I looks like it could have maybe been a carriage house for a larger estate at one time. Then, probably in the 1970’s, someone decided that they should add a bad commercial addition to the street side of the building. It is now for rent as commercial, but I like the bones of the original structure and it has an interesting 3 tone paint scheme.
Early Spring is when we plant our window boxes in anticipation of the colorful blooms throughout the season. Typically we plant a pepper plant in the center of each box for color. interest and possible harvest. Now that we are heading into fall, the pepper plans are peaking with their foliage, color and peppers. This is a red sweet pepper from one of the boxes that will picked soon and grilled as part of a beautiful dinner, Faber-Castell Pitt pen with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
It was a foggy and overcast this morning, but it always does the soul good to be near the ocean. “Take Time to Sit by the Sea” is a quote on a bench overlooking the harbor in Onset, Massachusetts. It is always relaxing and special to be near the ocean. Faber-Castell Pitt black pens with Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.
A quick 24 hour trip to Boca Raton, Florida to make a presentation to a country club for the office. This sketch was completed quickly on site. With Southwest Airlines, you have to sketch quickly in that they turn around the planes so quick that they are never in the gate too long. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodlers black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.