Filed under Amherst:

The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Drawing of The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia. Finished up this sketch with a 2B mechanical pencil. My Mini Cooper Clubman was challenging; cars are hard to get right. 0.9 mm 2B pencil — 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm).

Apartment block in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Sketch of a brick apartment building on Crescent Avenue, Amherst, Nova Scotia (from reference photos I took today). 2H pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and Copic markers on 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm) paper.

Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia

Pencil and fountain pen. I hate cross-hatching. This was just playing in some crappy, old sketchbook.

County fair equipment in winter storage on the Tantramar marsh

This painting was made from a collage of black-and-white photos (and a couple for colour reference) I’d taken in the winter of 1992–93 on the Nova Scotia side of the border, between Fort Lawrence and Ahmerst. About 16 × 6 ½″ on 300 gsm Arches Cold Press watercolour paper.