This is a 9x12 inch pencil and felt tip ink drawing of a New England fishing port based loosely on the harbor of Gloucester Massachusetts I was getting desperate for another subject to paint, and after much agonizing. I thought I came across a .jpg file of Olde Gloucester. I marveled at the quality of the image. Everything worked beautifully in that painting. A few days later I was looking at a model railroad layout and an old modeled harbor scene with an interesting warehouse with an attached sail loft. I got the idea to combine some elements of the Old Gloucester I found some old photos I got from the Cape Ann Historical Society that were taken from an elevated point of view. I saw that there were some general features of the layout of the docks that repeated themselves with regularity in the old photos of the Gloucester. I liked the character of the buildings from Olde Gloucester and put a church steeple in a different location in the sketch. The small brigantine in the forward part of the sketch is not proportioned properly, but at least I know how the buildings work with the other elements of the painting. I outlined the buildings with marker pens both thick and thin points, and put some penciled in details to give the image some body by contrasting inked in elements of the sketch. It will be an 18x24 inch or 14x20 inches, which ever works better. As usual I am always looking for feedback and always welcome objections and criticism.