Posts by: Christopher Mackay

Houses in Waterside

Updated 2019-08-08. Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in August. On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) hard-bound sketchbook. The Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook paper is meant for light washes, but it’s just a bit too light for what I’m doing here and tends to buckle…. Read more »

Bus driver checks his phone

Updated 2019-08-08. Bus driver checks his phone in the shade while waiting on Park Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, next to the Mount Allison University football field. From a photo I took in August, 2016. Totally butchered this one adding watercolour. Pencil sketch on 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) paper.

The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Updated 2019-08-07. Drawing of The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia. Finished up this sketch with a 2B mechanical pencil. My Mini Cooper Clubman was challenging; cars are hard to get right. 0.9 mm 2B pencil — 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm).

Stephen Scott sketching

Updated 2017-02-08. Sketch of Fredericton, New Brunswick, artist Stephen Scott painting on the Tantramar Marsh (Anderson Marsh Road). He’s working on a small oil sketch on linen from the back of his portable studio (his Subaru). Roughed-in with pencil on site; polished up with a fountain pen from reference photos back in the studio. Stephen… Read more »

Apartment block in Amherst, Nova Scotia

Updated 2017-02-08. Sketch of a brick apartment building on Crescent Avenue, Amherst, Nova Scotia (from reference photos I took today). 2H pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and Copic markers on 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (ivory/150 gsm) paper.