Maximus

Traveling from New Jersey, I got off the interstate in Old Saybrook, Connecticut. A great little town with cafes and restaurants in the old section of town. This is Maximus Antiques. The layers of plants and flowers were both in front of the shop as well as the roadway medium. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-08-04 Maximus

Glen Ridge Train Station

Glen Ridge is a New Jersey Transit station at the intersection of Bloomfield Avenue and Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge, New Jersey.The Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and Watsessing Avenue stations along the Montclair branch were all built in 1912 during a grade separation program by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. The Glen Ridge station, like the Watsessing Avenue station, was set below street level. The brick and Stone station is a contributing property to the Glen Ridge Historic District and the Operating Passenger Railroad Stations Thematic Resource.Glen Ridge the site of the train station scene in the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile and the film Far From Heaven. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Faber Castell Pitt Art pens in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-08-03 Glen Ridge Train Station

Life Guard Tower

Picture perfect day at Nauset Beach in Orleans on Cape Cod. Everyone is taking advantage of the beautiful weather. The water is very refreshing with small waves. This is a black and white sketch of the Life Guard Tower across from the main access point. The background was a blur of color from the people and umbrellas, but I did not have time to complete the color. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink with Holbein red watercolor in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-07-30 Nauset Beach Life Guard

Sixth Precinct

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.

2016-07-26 Sixth Precinct

Manhasset Congregation Church

The Congregational Church of Manhasset, has a history that dates back to its organization in the fall of 1939. Groundbreaking ceremonies for this structure were held in May, 1948, and the cornerstone was laid on October 24.  Dedication of the building followed on June 12 of 1949. I was drawn to this building by the interesting and modern Bell Tower. I sketched this from the coolness of my car in between meetings on a very hot day. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn Beta sketchbook.

2016-07-25 Manhasset Congregation Church

Cat Boats @ Roger Williams University

A beautiful evening for an AIA event at the Bready Sailing Center at Roger Williams University. Fantastic location overlooking Mount Hope Bay and these Cat Boats were all set for sailing. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bulletproof black ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-07-21 Cat Boats

Soft as a Grape

Soft as a Grape is a clothing store with many outlets in the northeast. This location is in the Brick Block on Main Street in Chatham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod, The Brick Block is a historic commercial building on Main Street and Chatham Bars Road. The 1-1/2 story English Revival structure was built in 1914 by Joseph Nickerson, a master mason, to a design by Boston architect Harvey Bailey Alden. It originally housed shops on the first floor and residences on the upper floor and is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Structures. Pilot Falcon fountain pen with Noodler’s Bullet Proof ink and Holbein watercolors in a Stillman and Birn sketchbook.

2016-07-11 Soft as a Grape

Glrn Ridge Home

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.

2016-07-06 Glen RIdge Home

Take me out to the Ballpark

Nothing is more American than going to a baseball game during the Independence Day weekend. Today we went to historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, home to the Boston Red Sox. A beautiful summer day and a great game between the Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angels (my team growing up). Fenway Park was built in 1912 and is one of the last historic ballparks in the United States. This sketch was completed using a series of 3 photographs that I took during the game. Faber Castell Pitt Art pens with Holbein watercolors in a 8″ x 5″ Moleskine watercolor book across both pages.

2016-07-03 fenway