Woman at Peel métro station, Montréal

Watercolour: Woman at Peel métro station

Watercolour: Woman at Peel métro station

Pencil, Lamy Vista fountain pen with Borealis Black Noodler’s Ink, and watercolour in a 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook. From a reference photo I took in March, 2015.

Roughed-in pencil sketch

Roughed-in pencil sketch

Before starting the watercolour in my sketchbook, I did a small sketch of the woman who is the subject of the painting — it was her impassive expression as she watched me photographing the people on the platform that lead me to want to do this piece. It’s only 1 cm across, but it captures her expression better than the watercolour sketch (where her face is much smaller). This was done on a scrap of paper that I’ll undoubtedly lose track of…

Woman at Peel

Woman at Peel

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