Van and apartments — digital painting

Digital painting of van and apartments
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

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 … Read more

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. 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 … Read more

Sketch: Houses and barn in Memramcook

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 … Read more

The Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

watercolour of New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border
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.

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