Sunday, December 27, 2009

152 Berkeley Place

A 2-story Tudor style townhouse between two much taller buildings. Rustic bricks project irregularly from the facade.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Two Boots Restaurant

 It was raining and nasty out today. I chose one of my favorite interior landmarks in the neighborhood, Two Boots Restaurant, for an afternoon sketch. The restaurant was quiet, but not as quiet as my sketch suggests (between brunch and dinner I think). The festive interior was even more so than usual with holiday decorations.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Park Slope - Behind the Scenes

A typical Brooklyn scene. Antennas, chimneys, and overgrown backyards, with a view to Manhattan and even New Jersey beyond. It was a very clear day, and the visibility was great. A little cold though.

A Brownstone Foyer and Stair

This is the foyer and stair hall of the brownstone where I live. With the terrible weather on Saturday, this sketch was a good rainy day activity. The foyer and stair have beautiful wood detailing. The ornate center column is structural and supports the floor framing above.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Key Food and Old First Reformed Church

Corner of 7th Avenue and Garfield looking towards Key Food and the Church.

Park Slope Flea Market

Sitting in front of the Park Slope Flea Market  on 7th Avenue and First Street. Connecticut Muffin is visible diagonally across the street. A beautiful Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

824 & 826 President Street

President Street near 7th Avenue, two buildings constructed to appear as one, sandwiched between typical Brownstones.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Carroll Street Color

Walking towards 7th Avenue on Carroll Street, on a Sunday afternoon in October. The previous post is a sketch of the buildings on the other side of Carroll, visible in the background here.

Carroll Street at Polhemus Place Color

Late Sunday afternoon in October. Heading down Carroll Street to 7th Avenue.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grand Army Plaza Soldiers and Sailors Arch

Marker-rendered version of original ink sketch. Grand Army Plaza Soldiers and Sailors Arch, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Remember and celebrate our Veterans.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Carroll Street at Polhemus Place

The south side of Carroll Street at Polhemus Place looking towards 7th Avenue.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

313 Garfield Place

Marker-rendered version of original ink sketch. This building has long been one of my favorites in the neighborhood.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Carroll Street

Walking towards 7th Avenue on Carroll Street, a row of brownstones with the Old First Reformed Church in the distance.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

PS 39 Henry Bristow School Color

Marker-rendered version of original black ink sketch. Lately the weather has been lousy on the weekends so I've been rendering the ink sketches I have until I can get out there and create some new ones.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

8th Avenue Brownstone

A lovely Brownstone Residential Building on 8th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower Color

Marker rendered version of original sketch. Sketched at a traffic island at 4th Avenue and Butler Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn

Monday, October 12, 2009

St Augustine RC Church Color

Marker Colored version of original sketch

Prospect Park Archway Color

Marker Colored version of original sketch

Park Slope Victorian Mansion

7th Avenue and Sterling Place. Park Slope, Brooklyn. This is a lovely victorian building with a cantilevered corner tower. It is across the street from the site of the 1960 plane crash.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower sketched from a traffc island in the middle of 4th Avenue

St Augustine Roman Catholic Church

St Augustine Roman Catholic Church at 6th Avenue and Sterling Place

Sunday, September 20, 2009

PS 39 Henry Bristow School

Now that's a SCHOOL...
Historical photos show that the center tower originally had a tall, mansard roof like the sides.

Saint Francis Xavier Window

A window in the Saint Francis Xavier Cathedral in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Montauk Club

313 Garfield Place

The entrance to a gorgeous, one of a kind building on Garfield Place, with it's grand curved bay window, the steps cascading around the curved bay. The column capitals between each window have carved faces (that detail will have to wait for another sketch)

50 Montgomery Place

A two-story arch from which a great center bay emerges.

104 Garfield Place

On Garfield between 5th and 6th Avenue, there is an especially charming row of townhomes. This is one of them.

Prospect Park Archway

Tennis House Prospect Park

Hiding within the trees in Prospect Park, a feast of columns, arches, and vaulted spaces.

Grace United Methodist Church

Old First Reformed Church

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Carroll Street and 7th Avenue

Looking down Carroll Street from 7th Avenue as a single line sketch