Archive for May, 2008

May 30 2008

Life in vectors 2

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Illustrator sketch of my jade plant.

Jade plant (vector drawing)

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May 27 2008

VT driving sketches

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This past weekend I was in Vermont. I did a few sketches in the car (and colored them later) –

Vermont highway scenery

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May 26 2008

Art in Northampton

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This is a bit of a late post, as it concerns not this past weekend, but the weekend before. Alison and I were in Northampton for her Smith reunion. It was a fun time, with new friends made, and we managed to see a good bit of art as well. Here are some sketches from the Smith Art Museum, which is really amazing for its size.

sketches from the Smith Art Museum

A few more from the museum on the right; and on the left, some fantastic sculptures by Leonard Baskin in the (huge) Michelson Gallery. They have a lot of other great stuff, including Barry Moser and Ernesto Montenegro.

More from the Smith Art Museum, plus Baskin sculptures from the Michelson

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May 23 2008

More trees and houses

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A little thank-you card for a friend who gave us one of his paintings.


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May 20 2008

Copyright notices

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By the way, if you were wondering about the rather obtrusive copyright notices I’ve started adding to my web images of late, it’s because of things like this and this.

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May 20 2008


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The magnificent Brooklyn Bridge (from the Brooklyn side, if that’s not obvious) –

Brooklyn Bridge

And some of the folks hanging out on the riverside at twilight –

Brooklyn bridge hangers-about

Returning to Boston, the Longfellow Bridge –


And the footbridge by the Esplanade –


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May 19 2008

A few from Mt Auburn Cemetery

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These are some of those sketches I promised from my Fabriano color sketchbook, from last year.

graves in Mt. Auburn An egret or heron of some sort, in a tree in Mt. Auburn

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May 15 2008

Quick Harvard Square sketch

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Sketch of the little garden at Mass Ave and Harvard St.

This was done with pencil and crayon, in a cool little colored Fabriano sketchbook I have. Scanning it for this post reminded me that I wanted to get some more of these sketchbooks, and the best price I found was here. It also reminded me that I have a lot of drawings I like from 2007 in the same sketchbook, so I might retroactively post some of those in the near future.

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May 10 2008


Published by under appearances,sketchbook,travel

Just back from a nice relaxing week on the Cape. Mostly just for recreation, but I did do a talk for the Mass Library Association’s Youth Services meeting (blogged by MLA members here and here).

I also did a few drawings, though not as many as I might’ve expected.

Beach at Cape Cod

Odd fish at the Woods Hole Aquarium

The fish above are from the aquarium at Woods Hole, which is very small but has some nice specimens and a few interesting touches — such as being able to go behind the tanks.

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