This is an illustration that the Vineyard Gazette asked me to do for their new “Streetwise” series, short columns that research the history of different neighborhoods on the island. The third article is about Brandy Brow in West Tisbury. I decided to focus on a visual reference to the location of Brandy Brow, as it took me awhile to figure out where it was.
Just as I was finishing shoveling the end of our driveway, the setting sun slanted across my neighbor’s yard.
Awaiting the homecoming of family and friends for the holidays.
Quick(er) drawing tonight because I’m tired. I drove our daughter to meet an early boat this morning, in the rain, just as the sun was starting to rise.
Northeaster seen from my car.
Early morning walk by the cranberry bog in Mattapoisett.
The rain stopped as the sun set, burnishing the clouds with yellow and pink.
Early evening walk on Sengekontacket pond.
moon rise behind the trees
I took the dogs for a walk in the woods mid-day and was struck by the colors. The trees have barely started turning, but the ground cover is shades of autumn.
Casualty of the east wind and tide.
Went walking up in Chilmark this evening with my dad and sister (and dogs). Millie befriended the sheep at the Silva Farm.
Here is my sketch from the night of the 8th.
On the 9th, I wanted to go in and work on the fence in the foreground.
Late afternoon walk in the State Forest.
Spring skunk cabbage in the Chilmark Woods
I went up to Chilmark, hoping to catch some signs of spring. Although I did see some clumps of daffodils, their blossoms pointing to the ground, not the sky, with a rather defeated air, what caught my eye was the stream meandering by the field, with the tree overhanging.
Who would have thought that on March 22 we would awake to a blanket of snow on everything. The morning light was beautiful.
A light snow on Nashawena Park in Oak Bluffs.
Waban Park, Oak Bluffs. Late afternoon February light.
A winter’s day at Pilot Hill Farm on Martha’s Vineyard. The chicken house roof is being repaired in anticipation of a shipment of new chicks.
My dog, Rosco, and I startled this pair of Mallards on our mid day walk. We walked the beach as the day was actually mild ( low 50s), and even though the breeze was pronounced, it wasn’t bitter.
As the sun dipped below the tree line in the west, it illuminated the very tops of the trees I was walking beneath.
Walking along the beach as the sun went down on a frigid day and the moon rose in the East, the cold wind slapping our cheeks and snow crunching underfoot.
Early morning walk in a light rain at Tradewinds.
Foggy January afternoon, walking along Seaview Ave in Oak Bluffs.
Portrait of Bonnie #3 at Bittersweet Farm.
A young tree, exposed by erosion, vulnerable and tenacious, on the bank of Sengekontacket Pond.
A light snow highlights our path through the wood.