Thanksgiving is a day in the United States to give thanks and to celebrate with family and friends. This sketch is from a photo of the Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Plymouth is considered the birthplace of America in that it was one of the landing locations of the pilgrims. Plimoth Plantation, founded in 1947, is a  living history museum, that exhibits the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became know as Pilgrims. They were among the first people who emigrated to America to avoid religious persecution and to seek religious separation from the Church of England. The re-creations are sourced from a wide variety of first and second records, accounts, articles and period paintings and artifacts, and the museum conducts ongoing research and scholarship, including historical archaeological excavation and curation locally and abroad. I tried to be more monochromatic with this sketch starting with Faber-Castell Sanguine pens with watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-11-26 Plimoth Plantation


2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving

  1. melanigrube November 29, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    I love the ambience of this, the color palette, the minimal, but essential lines.


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