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Colville House

A watercolour sketch — pencil begun in situ, completed in studio — of Alex Colville’s home in Sackville, New Brunswick, now preserved as part of the Mount Allison University campus as Colville House. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and watercolour in 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook.

Waterside houses

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

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.

Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia

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

Home on Folkins Drive, Sackville

Pencil & ink sketch of a homestead on Folkins Drive, on the Tantramar marsh in Sackville, New Brunswick. This is from a reference photo taken in 2009 or 2010. None of these buildings remain. Part of my regular running route. 2H Staedler pencil & Pigma Micron pen; 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm paper).

Alley in St.-Hubert, Montréal

Pencil sketch from a photo I took in March, 2015. 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm).