The Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Finished watercolour painting on 10 × 25 cm Arches 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton’s artist-quality Payne’s Grey and Sepia. Process below.

Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, in the foreground; the Missaguash River separating New Brunswick from Nova Scotia and Westmorland County, NB, in the middle ground, with the Bay of Fundy, more Westmorland Co., and Albert County, NB in the distance.

Drawing: Missaguash from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Composition study; 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook.

Colour study (small watercolour in a Moleskine sketchbook): Missaguash from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Watercolour tonal study in a 3 ½ × 5 ½″ 200 gsm Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.

Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Initial pencil sketch on 10 × 25 cm Arches 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper.

Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

First washes for sky & distance water/landscape.

Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Added glazes for distant hills, mid-ground trees, hills, house, railway bridge, and railway roadbed.

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