Van and apartments — digital painting

Digital painting of van and apartments

Digital painting of van and apartments in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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.

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Sports field with net; Port Elgin Regional School

watercolour painting of sports field at Port Elgin Regional School, Port Elgin, New Brunswick
watercolour painting · Port Elgin, New Brunswick, Canada

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)

Watercolour sketch of a home near Botsford, New Brunswick

Watercolour sketch of a home near Botsford, New Brunswick, Canada

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.

Pen-and-ink sketch of homes in Botsford, New Brunswick
Pen-and-ink sketch of homes in Botsford, New Brunswick

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).

Sketch: Houses and barn in Memramcook

Sketch: Houses and barn in Memramcook
Sketch of houses on toned paper.

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)

The Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

Finished watercolour painting on 10 × 25 cm Arches 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton’s artist-quality Payne’s Grey and Sepia. Process below.

Île de la Valière/Tonge’s Island, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, in the foreground; the Missaguash River separating New Brunswick from Nova Scotia and Westmorland County, NB, in the middle ground, with the Bay of Fundy, more Westmorland Co., and Albert County, NB, in the distance. See Tantramar Heritage Trust’s page on Tonge’s Island. (more…)