Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville

Sketch of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville, New Brunswick

Plein air sketch of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville, New Brunswick

Stephen Scott is painting from inside the Subaru, above my sketchbook in this photo.

The plein air pencil sketch.

The plein air pencil sketch (from the relative comfort of a Mini Cooper that wasn’t running in February.)

Sketch of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville

Inking the sketch of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville

Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and watercolour in 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm) ivory sketchbook.

Watercolour painting of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville, New Brunswick

Watercolour painting of Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville, New Brunswick

Canterbury Street, Saint John

Watercolour: Canterbury St., Saint John, New Brunswick

Watercolour: Canterbury St., Saint John, New Brunswick

From a series of reference photos I took in 2015. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, Pigma Micron brush pen, and watercolour in 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm) ivory paper.

Early stage pencil and ink drawing

Early stage pencil and ink drawing

Earliest stage pencil sketch

Earliest stage pencil sketch

Blocked-in in pencil.

Parking lot behind Struts Gallery

Parking lot behind Struts Gallery, Sackville

Parking lot behind Struts Gallery, Sackville

I roughed this sketch in with pencil, then moved to a Carbon fountain pen, and a Pigma Micron brush pen. 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm ivory paper) Cars are challenging.

Early ink work on the pencil sketch

Early ink work on the pencil sketch

I used this sketch as a guinea-pig for some pigment-testing later.

Abandoned house between Mount Uniake & Hall’s Hill

Watercolour of abandoned house between Jolicure and Baie Verte, New Brunswick

Watercolour of abandoned house between Mount Uniake & Hall’s Hill, New Brunswick, not far from where Jolicure Road joins highway 16.

This little watercolour — on Arches 140-lb. cold pressed paper, about 4 × 3″ — was made for The Sweetest Little Thing, 2015.

Watercolour in progress

Watercolour in progress

The house itself is unoccupied and in considerably worse shape than depicted.

In a private collection.