C & L stables has been located in Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick, Rhode Island. The park has 18 miles of scenic trails over looking East Greenwich Bay. This sketch is what appears to be an old cupola that is on the ground adjacent to the stables near a beautiful old oak tree. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt art pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
This was a great little structure located in the parking lot of the Americana Manhasset Mall in Manhasset, New York. I assume it was for the local police department that patrols the mall. Ink sketch using pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.
A quick sketch done between meetings while in New Jersey this week. There are beautiful homes in the historic neighborhood along Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. I sketched this partial view of a stone home from my car on this hot and humid day. In this sketch I laid down the watercolor first and then added the line work after. The watercolor became muddy from overworking. Oh well, that is what a sketchbook is for. Holbein watercolors and Faber Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
A quick sketch of a dormer on North Hempstead Country Club in Port Washington, New York on Long Island. This is the next Master Plan that I am working on and this sketch was completed from the car while waiting for a meeting. Faber Castell Pitt Art pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
Relaxing on the back deck watching over dinner cooking on the grill. Rib Eye steak and corn on the cob. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s black ink, Faber-Castell Pitt Art pens and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
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.
Another trip to New Jersey for business. Sea Girt Lighthouse in Sea Girt, New Jersey, flashed its first light December 10, 1896. The beacon, which could be seen 15 miles at sea, guided countless mariners in their journeys and contributed to the state’s economic growth and helped make sailing through local waters safer. The lighthouse was built to illuminate a blind spot midway in the 38½-mile stretch between Navesink Lighthouse (Twin Lights) to the north and Barnegat Lighthouse to the south. It also served as a landmark for nearby Sea Girt Inlet and Wreck Pond. The red brick structure with a tower rising 44 feet was the last live-in lighthouse built on the Atlantic Coast. A live-in lighthouse has the tower integrated into the living quarters. Sea Girt was equipped with a fourth order Fresnel lens, which was 30 inches high. The multi-sided beehive-shape lens had a bulls-eye prism like a big magnifying glass in the middle of each side. Lamy Fountain Pen with Noodler’s black ink and Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
Tonight we attended the Grand Opening of Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The club just completed a multi-year, $15,000,000.00 dollar renovation to the clubhouse that was designed by my firm. The project turned out beautiful with great architecture and wonderful interiors. There were about 450 members and guests at the opening with plenty of great food and drinks. We totally reimaged the club based on its culture inside and out. This is a view of the Main Entry Portico in the early evening prior to the event. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s ink and Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
A beautiful early fall day on Cape Cod. While Lisa was walking along Falmouth Heights, I sat on the seawall and enjoyed the view of the entrance to Falmouth Harbor. The sun was very bright and created a silhouette of the jetties that form the mouth of the harbor entry. Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.
It was a foggy and overcast this morning, but it always does the soul good to be near the ocean. “Take Time to Sit by the Sea” is a quote on a bench overlooking the harbor in Onset, Massachusetts. It is always relaxing and special to be near the ocean. Faber-Castell Pitt black pens with Pelikan watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.