Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Pie Day" 4 x 6 pen, ink, colored pencil

It's pie-baking night here.  Our daughter is home for the holiday so she and I shopped together, then baked and laughed tonight.  We made apple, pecan, apple crisp, and a pineapple pie tonight.  First time for the pineapple; we await the verdict.  No mince pie this year, which I have made for years just like my mom made it for years.  However, I'm the only one we're dining with who would eat it and I don't need an entire mincemeat pie... a little sad, but the right choice.  Here's our beautiful selection.  
This is my fifty-third daily drawing, a quick pie sketch due to all the baking activity. 
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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"93 South" pen & ink 9 x 12

I have loved the Zakim Bridge, officially, the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, since it opened.  It is a gorgeous and open backdrop to the beautiful city. I find the contrast of the modern and traditional very pleasing.  The Zakim Bridge is lovely as you cross it, the view through the cables shifting constantly, forming a variety of vignettes.  A few years ago, my family and I took a Boston Duck Tour.  The Duck Boat meandered through a number of small roads in Cambridge, eventually entering the Charles River near the base of the Zakim.  I remember being thrilled that I could see new views of Boston framed by the Zakim's cables.  This is a view of the Zakim while driving into Boston from the North, and is my fifty-second daily drawing.  
Thank you for looking again at my take of the world around me.

Monday, November 20, 2017

"New North" 9 x 6 ink and watercolor

Trying looking at some interesting angles of New North Church in Hingham... this one is a challenge, but I like the presence against the sky, which was crystal blue.  The clock works now!  It is one of four clocks in the town that were put in place around 1848.  Back then, the town was responsible for providing timekeeping for the town, and installed clocks in the town.  This clock was restored this spring; and I was lucky enough to see up in the steeple.  Beautiful gears and mechanics.  
This is my fifty-first daily drawing.  Thanks for keeping an eye on my work.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

"Harbor Evening" 6 x 9 mixed

There is a special, quiet time by Monhegan's harbor as the sun sinks below Manana.  Birds start settling down, people drift back to their houses, and the dark begins to descend quickly.  It's a lovely time of day, and as I climb back up to the house we rent, the last glimpse of light disappears and the sky glows.  Ahhhh.  
This is my fiftieth daily drawing.  Thank you for looking.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

"Saint James" 9 x 6 pastel over ink

I used last night's image of St. James Street and rendered it in some pastel on a ground of india ink.  The original scene caught my eye because of the light on the side of the Boston Public Library coming in between the buildings.  I certainly need a few more pastels, and some practice, but I like it as a study.  
This is my forty-ninth daily drawing.  I appreciate your thoughts and attention.


"Saint James" 9 x 6 pen & ink

When I am looking for parking in Boston, I have a few streets where I make a quick pass before heading into a garage.  St. James is one of them. Once in a while I find parking down here and it's always worth the beautiful view of the Boston Public Library with the backdrop of the modern rectangular buildings.  Flags are flapping at the hotel on the left, the sun is sneaking through from the left and people are walking in the shade, huddled against the cold.  It's a lovely vista.  This is my forty-eighth daily drawing, and another of my beloved views of Boston.  Thank you for looking, as always.

Friday, November 17, 2017

"Majestic" 6 x 9 mixed daily drawing forty-seven

 Tonight my daughter and I spent the evening at the Cutler Majestic Theater watching the Moth Radio Hour (really 2 hours) as a benefit for WBUR.  What a great night, in a truly majestic theater.  It is so beautiful, opulent.   We sat in the front row of the balcony, which is a bit vertigo-inducing when you stand. Sitting up there, listening to well-crafted stories, while surrounded by exquisite detailing.... a feast for the senses.
There are a few photos of the drawing in process.
This is my forty-seventh daily drawing.  Many are from my archives of photos of past trips and the others I draw on site.  I was so glad to be up in balcony in this beautiful space tonight.  
Thank you, as always, for looking.