Ultramarine watercolour swatches

Winsor & Newton vs. Daniel Smith ultramarine swatches over a sketch of Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick

Winsor & Newton vs. Daniel Smith ultramarine swatches over a sketch of Struts Gallery in Sackville, New Brunswick

Winsor & Newton’s French Ultramarine (PB29) next to a swatch of Daniel Smith’s Ultramarine (PB29). The sketch of the parking lot behind Struts Gallery has had a wash of the Winsor & Newton French Ultramarine applied. Very little granulation.

Earlier versions of this sketch in progress.

Waterside houses

This started out unusually — I did the pen-and-ink sketch directly, without any pencil drawing, or even any real plan.

Waterside, NB — pen-and-ink sketch

Waterside, NB — pen-and-ink sketch

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick

A watercolour sketch of the same houses from the same reference photo.

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from reference photos I took in August, 2016.

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

I later did another of the same view.

Sawmill Creek covered bridge, Hopewell

Sketch of Sawmill Creek covered bridge, Hopewell, New Brunswick

Sketch of Sawmill Creek covered bridge, Hopewell, New Brunswick

Plein air sketch using pencil, Carbon & Lamy fountain pens (with carbon ink and Noodler’s Ink Borealis Black ink), and Copic markers in a 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook.

The bridge was built in 1905, and sits unused alongside Route 114 between Riverview and Alma, New Brunswick.

Light station at Cape Enrage

Sketch of the light station at Cape Enrage

Sketch of the light station at Cape Enrage, New Brunswick

Plein air sketch of the light station (light house) at Cape Enrage (Cap Enragé), Albert County, New Brunswick. The tide was quite low on the Bay of Fundy this afternoon.

Pencil and Carbon fountain pen in a 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook.

Mount Oberlin, Montana

Plein air sketch of Mount Oberlin, Montana

Plein air sketch of Mount Oberlin, Montana, USA

Plein air pencil and Copic marker sketch of majestic Mount Oberlin, on the Going-to-the-sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Amazing how quickly the light changes in the mountains.

First sketch in my new 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook, bought in Calgary, Alberta.