The 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.
Composition study; 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook.
Watercolour tonal study in a 3 ½ × 5 ½″ 200 gsm Moleskine watercolour sketchbook.
Initial pencil sketch on 10 × 25 cm Arches 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper.
First washes for sky & distance water/landscape.
Added glazes for distant hills, mid-ground trees, hills, house, railway bridge, and railway roadbed.