Lighthouse at Cape Jourimain

Pencil sketch of the lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Pencil sketch of the lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Pencil sketch of the recently-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, Cape Jourimain, New Brunswick. It really needs a coat of paint — many shingles have gone black. From a photo I took in September, 2016. On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white paper.

Cape Jourimain lighthouse

Pencil sketch of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

Work-in-progress: pencil sketch of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre

  • Light 2H pencil under-drawing of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain, N.B.
  • 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) sketchbook.
  • From a photo I took in September, 2016.

Not sure if I want to do this as a pen-and-ink sketch or do light watercolour washes. We’ll see how I’m feeling about it once I’ve finished with the pencil.

Houses in Waterside

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in August.

On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) hard-bound sketchbook.

The Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook paper is meant for light washes, but it’s just a bit too light for what I’m doing here and tends to buckle. I’m still sorting out how watercolour works, though, and while I should move on to proper blocks (I have loads), I want to get more confident with my handling of watercolour media first.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch with a start on the line work with the Carbon fountain pen.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch with a start on the line work with the Carbon fountain pen.

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch

Work in progress: roughed-in pencil sketch

I did a close-up view of these same houses earlier.