First page of vacation journal

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The first page of my vacation journal from Naples, Florida. Floor plan sketch of our rental a flower near the dock. Ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Ridgewood Country Club

This is part of a formal presentation for a country club that we are doing a Master Plan for. The club is on the National Registry of Historic Places. The design of the rear of the club and the rendering are executed by me. Holbein and Daniel Smith watercolors, gouache accents and some Sanguine marker on watercolor board. 12″ x 36″.

2016-04-21 Ridgewodd

Time Past

I always ride past this old structure when I am riding my bike. It has seen better times in time past. The roof has a giant hole in it and the barn door is missing exposing the interior of the structure. In interior is full of old cranberry boxes that are spilling out onto the landscape. This small structure will not be around too much longer. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-04-16 Time Past

Borden Flats Lighthouse

Located at the mouth of the Taunton River, Borden Flats Lighthouse has protected the waters of Mt. Hope Bay and Fall River for well over a century. During the early days of the industrial revolution, Fall River became known as the world leader in textile productions. The city grew to employ  nearly 30,000 textile factory workers and became destination for large steam liners from destination such as Boston and New York. Due to a large under water reef at the entrance to the Taunton River, a lighted day marker was places atop the obstacle, only to prove obsolete for night commerce.  Congress appropriated funds for the construction of the cast iron, “spark plug” style lighthouse. On October, 1 1881 the lighthouse became active with a fixed red light from a 5th order Fresnel Lens. The lens was later upgraded to a 4th Order Fresnel Lens. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink and Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-04-15 Borden Flats Lighthouse

Daffodils

Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus and jonquil are used to describe all or some members of the genus. Narcissus has conspicuous flowers with six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting colored tepals and corona. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-04-10 Daffidols