Marion Art Center

The Marion Art Center was established in 1957 as a non-profit community cultural organization dedicated to promoting the visual and performing arts. The building was originally a Universalist Church, circa 1830. After a series of major renovations, including the historic renovation of the Bell Tower in 2011, the building functions as the home for the art center. This sketch is a small study of a portion of the bell tower of the former church. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-11-23 Marion Art Center

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Commonwealth BBQ

A sketch of a local Bar-B-Que restaurant in Wrentham, Massachusetts near the Premium Outlets. I found this this building was interesting in that it looked like either a gas station or a drive-in restaurant in an earlier era. While Lisa was shopping at the outlets, I sat in the car an did a Plein Air pen and ink sketch of this establishment. Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2015-11-22 Commonwealh BBQ

La Cage Aux Folles

A beautiful event at the Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. A very talented group of mostly local actors in a fantastically fun musical about a Saint-Tropez nightclub featuring  drag entertainment. After several nomadic early years, Cape Rep Theatre found a spot to call home and now occupies land that the state purchased in 1983 from the former Camp Monomoy. In 1991, Cape Rep Theatre successfully sought legislation to enable the Commonwealth to enter into a long-term lease with Cape Rep Theatre to rehabilitate several former camp buildings into a performing arts center. The Indoor Theater was built in 1959 and used as a dining hall by Camp Monomoy. The theatre seats only 135 for a very intimate setting in a open barn-like structure. This is a sketch of the graphic on the program and is completed with Pilot Namiki Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink and Daniel Smith and Mission watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.

2015-11-21 La Cage aux Folles

Unitarian Memoral Church

Unitarian Memorial Church is a historic church in Fairhaven, Massachusetts and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.The Church in Massachusetts was built, financed and donated to the Unitarians in 1904 by Henry H. Rogers in memory of his mother, Mary Eldredge Huttleston. The church was designed by Boston architect Charles Brigham in a Gothic Revival style. It is one hundred fourteen feet in height, one hundred feet long in body and fifty-three feet wide. The nave is thirty-two feet wide and seventy-one feet long. The church, parish house and former parsonage are so placed as to form three sides of a quadrangle, set among well-kept lawns and shrubbery. Granite (locally quarried) with Indiana Limestone decorative carvings dominate the exterior while marble and limestone carvings dominate the interior. All stonework artistry was created by forty-five Italian craftsmen brought to Fairhaven by Rogers. Koh-I-Noor 4B graphite pencil with watercolor accent for the aged bronze doors.

2015-11-18 Uniterian Memoral Church

Lone Palm

As typical, I cannot go to Florida without adding a palm tree to my sketchbook. This one was at the club we are working on, Boca Woods Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. It is always great to see color since all of the trees in New England are already bare. Pilot Namiki fountain pen with Noodler’s Black ink and Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.

2015-11-17 Lone Palm