Updated 2020-06-13. 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… Read more »
Posts by: Christopher Mackay
Updated 2019-08-08. 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,… Read more »
Updated 2019-08-12. 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… Read more »
Updated 2019-10-14. 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… Read more »
Updated 2020-05-01. 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.
Updated 2020-05-01. Watercolour painting on 3 ½ × 5 ⅜″ Pentalic Aqua Journal (140 lb). Earlier pencil sketch of work in progress. Related post: House in Sackville (original sketch)