Monday, December 08, 2008

There are places I'll remember--

Here are some sketches I made of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn during my Thanksgiving holiday visit...






Please excuse the wonky perspective in the monument sketch directly above, it was getting cold in Brooklyn after a few hours and my hands were freezing.
This World War I monument was dedicated to locals who served. Among them was a soldier named John Lennon.

This post is dedicated to
musician John Lennon, October 9, 1940 - Decenber 8, 1980,
who loved my neighborhood, he said it reminded him of Liverpool. Mr. Lennon visited the home of my friend Jimmy Iovine, recording engineer/producer a few times in the mid-'70s. I've been told that George Harrison also spent a week in the late '60s at the Cobble Hill quarters of the Hari Krishna's, on the corner of Kane and Henry streets, directly across the street from where Winston Churchill's mother once lived.

8 comments:

BRIAN said...

hey buddy...,nice sketches....i hope we can hook up next time you're in nyc...brian

Eric Hutchison said...

Beautiful, my friend! Really love the top one. Looks like you had an opportunity to really observe and take it all in.

Ry's Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous work, Vin...would like to see more of your observational sketches.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

these are swell Vince. for the observation and execution and the reason behind them both.
well done.

Dorota said...

Really nice sketches!!!!

Vince M. said...

Next time, for sure, Brian. Probably in the spring.

Thanks Hutch. That top one was done down the street from the art supply store, I couldn't wait to get started.

You'll see more of these, Ry. This sketchbook will be dedicated to my old neighborhood, so every time I go back I'll add more.

Thanks for the kind words John. I really enjoyed making these sketches.

Thank you Dorota.

Jeff Harter said...

Nice sketches, and what a great story. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Vince M. said...

Thanks, Mr. Harter. I appreciate you stopping by. I always go to your blog, lot's of beautiful artwork to see there.