Sky Study IV

Continuation a series of quick sky studies to explore various colors and techniques for painting skies. Colors used: Ultramarine Blue (Utrecht), Cadmium Orange (Utrecht) and Cobalt Teal (Holbein) painted wet on wet in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-03-31 Sky Study IV


Beach Cottage Study

This is a quick pencil study of a beach cottage at the access to Ballston Beach in Truro, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Ballston Beach lies at the end of the winding, residential Pamet Road, backed by the golden hills that inspired Truro artist Edward Hopper. The lighting and colors were beautiful and I can see why Hopper and so many other artists are inspired by the Cape. Koh-I-Noor 4B solid graphite pencil in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
2016-03-25 Ballston Beach

Dexter’s Grist Mill

One of the oldest water mill sites existing in the United States today, Dexter’s Grist Mill, has Plymouth Colony Records dating back to 1640 in which Thomas Dexter was allocated 26 acres and 6 acres for his mill. In 1856 a new mill building replaced the old woolen mill and manufactured marble stone products. An iron turbine replaced the wooden waterwheel in Dexter’s Mill in 1856.The gristmill last operated in 1881 when Captain Laban Crocker was miller. In 1961 Dexter’s Mill was restored with authentic wooden parts and an undershot wooden waterwheel. The millstones were imported from France. The mill and mill grounds are well preserved. Dexter’s Mill sits on the dam, which creates a beautiful, large millpond. The meandering millrace is lined in cut stone. The foundation of the three-story building is laid in cut stone with an undershot wooden waterwheel on the east side. The mill building is sided with natural shake. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Black Ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-03-23 Dexters Grist Mill

The Canteen

The Canteen is located in Provincetown, Massachusetts and is a casual New England eatery that uses high-quality ingredients to create Cape Cod favorites from scratch. The menu and style of service is rooted in the tradition of classic seafood shacks, but influenced by modern American cuisine. Housed in a 200 year-old building, the communal dining room opens onto the bustle of downtown Provincetown while the backyard seating area opens out onto Cape Cod Bay. The building caught my eye with the colorful flags and lobster buoys on the second floor balcony railing. Lamy safari fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-03-22 The Canteen