Filed under Sackville:

Houses with Kubota tractor

Series of shots of this work in progress; pencil, Carbon fountain pen, watercolour, in 8 ¼ × 3 ½″ Global Art Materials trav•e•logue hand•book. Had to include the Kubota tractor. Some pencil studies in a Moleskine drawing pad before starting the watercolour. The tractor is much bigger here than in the painting.

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.

Ultramarine watercolour swatches

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.

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).

Struts Gallery/Lorne Street, Sackville

Stephen Scott is painting from inside the Subaru, above my sketchbook in this photo. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and watercolour in 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm) ivory sketchbook.

Parking lot behind Struts Gallery

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