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.
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.
The rain stopped as the sun set, burnishing the clouds with yellow and pink.
Early evening walk on Sengekontacket pond.
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.
Filleting a striped bass for dinner.
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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
Easter morning. Quahogging.
Waiting for the Ferry to dock and unload. This boat carried the MVRHS boys varsity basketball team home from winning the division championship – as well as a boat load of fans.
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.
A visit to Reliable Market to pick up some last minute ingredients for dinner.
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.
Late afternoon at Tradewinds as the snow starts to flurry.
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.
Walking the dog at dusk, buffeted by wind, the power lines humming with it. The ocean on my left and Farm Pond on the right.
Post Office Square in Oak Bluffs with Christmas lights.
Chilmark, December woods.
Daily sketch inspired by the Minnesinger’s Christmas concert at the Old Whaling Church this afternoon.
I startled the geese around the gazebo in Ocean Park.
The tranquility of a pair of Mallards.
Lovely late afternoon walk along Sengekontacket pond.
The afternoon light lit the swans as the geese migrated overhead.
I witnessed a very tranquil sun rise this morning walking the dog, no wind, the ocean very calm.
We drove to Aquinnah to admire the view and walk on the beach, and came across these stacks of stones left by another.
Looking towards the late afternoon sun from the cliff overlook in Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard. The sky and sea were an endless expanse.
The crows flew with great cacophony overhead and then settled the bare limbs of winter branches.
Walking underneath a blustery sky, by ocean, harbor and cedar trees.
On my way to a 7:30 performance at Dreamland, I was struck by the quiet beauty of the island Theater, now closed for the season, illuminated by the street lamp.