Waterside houses

Updated 2020-03-05.

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

Waterside, NB — pen-and-ink sketch

Waterside, NB — pen-and-ink sketch

Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick

The same sketch with some watercolour added.

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.

4 Responses to “Waterside houses”

  1. Brandon DeWolfe

    I love this painting…we have a summer place just down the road. I was curious if you considered selling any of your work?

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    • Christopher Mackay

      I do sell my work, though as I make my living as a web designer, I somehow always end up as the lowest-priority client, so getting my eCommerce site up and going is perpetually back-burnered.

      Reply
  2. Ralph Brewster

    The house in the foreground is (was…they’re both deceased now, and my Uncle Vaughan sold it after they passed in their early nineties).my grandparents house on my mother’s side…Herb and Vesta Hopper. My Mom (now 95) was born here.

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    • Christopher Mackay

      Thanks for this. You’d be amazed how often I hear from people with connections to the houses or properties I’ve depicted. I rarely have any personal connection to them — I just find them appealing.

      Reply

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