Harvard College, around which Harvard University eventually grew, was founded in 1636 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, making it the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.
For centuries, its graduates dominated Massachusetts’ clerical and civil ranks and beginning in the 19th century its stature became national, then international, as a dozen graduate, and professional schools were formed alongside the nucleus undergraduate College. Since the late 19th century Harvard has been one of the most prestigious schools in the world, its library system and financial endowment larger than those of any other.
Faber-Castell Art pens and Holbein Watercolors in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched in Studio from a photograph.
This is a concept sketch for a hard roof on an existing deck at the Dorset Field Club in Vermont. This is part of a Master Plan for the entire campus. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook.
The Dexter Grist Mill is one of the most photographed sites on Cape Cod in the center of Chatham, Massachusetts. This is a working grist mill that overlooks Lower Shawme Pond in the Historical District. Faber-Castell Art pens in a Stillman and Burn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched on site.
Quisset Harbor is located off Buzzards Bay about one mile northeast of Woods Hole on Cape Cod. Quisset Harbor is a unique and well-protected area that has a large anchorage and two good marine facilities at hand. This view is from the start of the Knob trail looking back at the Marina. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched on site.
The church was established in 1731 in Grafton, Massachusetts. The original meeting house stood in the center of the Grafton Common. The church spilt about 100 years later and a new church was built in the current location. The church was burned in 1860 and the current building was dedicated in 1864. Faber Castell Pitt Art Pens in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook. Sketched on site.
Once again at Harding’s Beach in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod. While Lisa went for a walk, I did a quick sketch at the end of the parking lot of this sign and surrounding dunes with beach grass. Pilot Falcon Fountain pen with Noodlers bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.
Walking on Harding Beach in Chatham, MA on Cape Cod, I came across a Horseshoe Crab washed up on shore. Horseshoe Crabs are invertebrates, meaning that they lack a spine and they live primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. The entire body of the horseshoe crab is protected by a hard carapace. Behind its legs, the horseshoe crab has book gills, which exchange respiratory gases, and are also occasionally used for swimming. As in other arthropods, a true endoskeleton is absent, but the body does have an endoskeletal structure made up of cartilaginous plates that support the book gills. They are more often found on the ocean floor searching for worms and mollusks, which are their main food. They may also feed on crustaceans and even small fish. Pilot Falcon Fountain Pen with Noodlers Bulletproof Black ink in a Stillman and Birn Beta Sketchbook.
Another quick sketch from New York City. This is the view from the DUMBO neighborhood in Brooklyn. The bridge is framed by the old warehouses that are going through a renaissance. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.
Another quick sketch from New York City of the entrance to The Plaza Hotel. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Alpha sketchbook.