Monday, September 09, 2013

Sketchbook - Hometown Icons

Two recent drawings of local landmarks from my sketchbook.  The Historic Winslow House up top was built circa 1699.  it is a beautiful and graceful structure, with a long and fascinating history of occupancy by Massachusetts governors, judges, lawyers, doctors.  The house has been owned and maintained since the 1920's by the Winslow House Association.  My husband and I enjoyed our wedding reception there twenty years ago.  It has a summer season, open for tours, and is worth a visit.

The next drawing is the annual Festival of the Arts Gala at North River Arts Society in Marshfield Hills.  Each Memorial Day weekend for the past 37 years.  The Festival opens on Friday night of the long weekend with a grand party on Old Main Street.  The Festival photography exhibit is now held in the newly renovated Firehouse, pictured here.  

Exciting news!  These two drawings are going to be included in a time capsule coordinated by the Marshfield Historical Commission to celebrate their 100th anniversary. The capsule will be buried on October 5 and retrieved in 25 years!  

As always, thank you for looking, comments always appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Your drawings are fabulous. You have a way with line.
    Thanks for coming over the other day, I was happy to see you xxoo