Harvard University at Night

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.


United Universalist Church – Grafton MA

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.


Another image from our travels through Watsonville and all of the strawberries. As long as I can remember, strawberry boxes always were from Watsonville, California. Even better when super fresh. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.



Traveling from San Francisco airport to Carmel, we pass through Watsonville, California. This is part of the bread basket of America and you can tell by the miles and mile of vegetable fields as far as the eye can see. The Artichoke plants were beautiful and the Artichokes are almost ready for picking. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.


Stage Harbor Fish House

This structure is now part of the Chatham Harbor Master. Originally I guess it was part of a fish house. There used to be a large brick building nearby that was a ice house to store fish and then was used to store cranberries. That structure burned down. This small structure is right on a dock and has the tower feature next to it that may have been used to dry nets. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.


Eight Cousins

Carol Chittenden and her mother, Betty Borg, opened the doors of Eight Cousins on July 1, 1986. Established as a children’s bookstore on Main Street in Falmouth, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. The store quickly became a favorite stop for Falmouth’s children and their parents, and, as word spread, Eight Cousins became a “must-stop” for visitors as well. Between those two heads they shared the love of books, art, and the value of children, but they had exactly zero knowledge of business. This view is when we left Anejo Mexican Restaurant across the street at dusk. The bright yellow glow of the interior lighting was wonderful. Faber Castell Art Pens with Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.


Stage Harbor

A plein air sketch on a beautiful day over the Labor Day weekend. Stage Harbor is located in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. This is the working harbor for Chatham with many pleasure and fishing boats. It is also the harbor that the Coast Guard left from for the rescue show in the movie “The Finest Hour. Lamy fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

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