The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory once an actual factory which produced hats, sometime in the late 1800’s. When I moved up to Peekskill I must have driven past this place dozens of times thinking it was abandoned. Little did I know that it was a haven for artist and space alike. I like most of us, find great, unique and most interesting things via craigslist.org! I showed up at the doors of The Inner Group and instantly found myself at home. It was like Christmas come January, and I had a studio with a desk to work in now! I have been hard at work on many projects, and during these beautiful summer days, while I was sitting in the studio I decided to do some on-sight sketching of the building.

These were a lot of fun to do especially on a day like today, where the humidity was low, there was a nice gentle breeze that made it cool enough to stand the rays from the sun, and it didn’t blow the paper up while I was sketching. What was also great was, as I was walking around the building I found some nice little nocks where I could sit and take a little more time with the sketch. Have no plans to make paintings out of them (as of yet), but who knows once I’m done with some of the projects I’m working on now… Who knows? Enjoy, and Thanx

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