This is a piece depicting the NB Trail in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in the summer of 2017. Unfinished, of course, because one of the goals was to work quickly. One of the things I like about this kind of landscape is that the clouds dominate, so issues of faithfulness of depiction become irrelevant.
Didn’t capture his likeness fully — the eyes aren’t quite right and it looks like he has a beard (he doesn’t) — but I’m not unhappy with it.
Digital painting of an apartment building in my neighbourhood at night, from a reference photo I took this summer. Somehow a dark scene like this makes more sense using digital media than watercolour on paper. Learned a lot about Procreate on this; I have a lot left to learn. Great software. iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd generation). 2658 × 2048 pixels.
Loosest of pencil sketches underneath watercolour, a splash of white gouache, and the tiniest amount of Prismacolor watercolour pencils. From a photo I took in March, 2019.
I still don’t understand trees; working on it. To be clear, learning is happening. This one also looks better in person than the photo suggests (no, really; the white balance on the camera was a bit off).
Paper: 18 × 26 cm Arches (300 gsm cp block)
Added some colour washes to this little piece of a home in Botsford, NB, near Little Shemogue, from a photo I took in early March, 2019.
Kitchen table, pre-brunch doodle — with a rough, pencil under-drawing — of a home in Botsford, NB, near Little Shemogue, from a photo I took in early March, 2019 (work in progress).
Paper: 3½ × 5½″ Stillman & Birn Alpha Series (150 gsm white softcover sketchbook).
From a photo I took in March this year, as the last of the snow was finally melting. I’ve always liked this cluster of houses by the Trans-Canada Highway between Sackville and Moncton. Study on toned paper. Mostly markers with some ink & gel pen (detail, work in progress).
Paper: 7¾ × 9¾″ Strathmore Art Journal (400 series toned gray sketch paper 118 gsm softcover sketchbook)