Clarke Cooke House

A beautiful fall afternoon to skip out of work early and head to one of our favorite places – Newport, Rhode Island. Autumn is the best time of year here, with the summer tourists one and a crisp coolness in the air. A wonderful sunset over the harbor tonight and this view of the Clarke Cooke House with the sun glowing on the side elevation.  In 1780, Clarke Cooke, a wealthy Newport sea captain built the house nearby on Thames Street before eventually moving from Thames Street as it commercialized. The second and third floors of the building are original (while the first had been used for various commercial purposes) and these top “floors were jacked up, moved and set on a new foundation, which is now the wharf level dining area.” Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt Art pens in a Stillman and Birn Sketchbook.

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Fall Leaves II

Some different leaves on the edge of our driveway and have gone from green, to yellow and now are starting to turn a red color. This is an Korean Dogwood tree. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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Fall Leaves 1

The fall leaves in New England are so beautiful and varied. These are on the edge of our driveway and have gone from green, to yellow and now are starting to turn a rust color. This tree actually keeps it’s leaves all winter and they fall off when the new growth starts to emerge. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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