Sunday, May 13, 2018

Cambridge Porch 1980


I must have had a lot of time that summer day in 1980, to draw the porch of my residence in such detail. I had the tiny pen then, the Rapidograph with the needle point, which could draw the most meticulous of line. It used a reddish brown ink and needed cleaning constantly. This porch is on Hammond Street in Cambridge, Mass. in back of Harvard Divinity School. The streets of my neighborhood were adorned with old wooden houses with beautiful porches and wood trim. 

My standard pen now is the sepia brown Pitt tech pen, disposable so that I don't have to scrub it out after a few drawings. But I don't have any old houses to draw, at least near me.

Don't worry readers, I will be working on more sky and cloud pictures. It was a dark and stormy (not the porn player) night.

Tech pen with reddish-brown ink ("Pelikan Special Brown"), 4" x 7 1/2", July 21,1980. Click for a larger view.

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