Old and New

It’s been a while since I posted drawings of Vermont. In looking at my past drawings of various Vermont towns, I realized that one of my favorite barn drawings, from Johnson, had not been posted on the site yet. There’s also a newer drawing from Chester that was done very quickly (45 minutes) just a few weeks ago. It’s often the case that the backs of buildings are more interesting for drawing than the front facades so I went around to the rear of a few varied structures on Main Street in Chester and came up with this grouping. I thought the two drawings, old and new, would make an interesting pairing. Both are done with pen and ink and watercolor in 5″ x 8″ Pentalic Aqua Journals.

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “Old and New”

  1. Hi Jeff Loved your Watercolor a on the Pentallic Journal. Since returning home from France, I’ve worked in Moleskin and Pentallic. I used Stilman and Bern in France and struggled with the paper. I do prefer Pentallic. Say hi to Ellen. Take care Theresa


    1. Hi Theresa. Thanks so much for writing. I like the Pentalic because of the weight and the texture. It works well for the pen and ink and, more importantly, for the watercolor. And I like the sizes it comes in. I use the 5 x 8 and the 7 x 10. I haven’t used Stillman and Bern so I can’t comment on their papers. People say that Moleskine has changed their paper for the worse so I haven’t tried it. Keep in touch. Great to hear from you!


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