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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

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.

House in Sackville

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)

Quick sketch of the ruins of the Sunny Brae Arena

Quick & dirty watercolour sketch of the ruins of Moncton’s Sunny Brae Arena. This is on unbelievably light-weight paper in a throw-away sketchbook. From a photo I took a couple of weeks ago. John Philip Sousa played here a couple of times. Historic Places page on the history of the Sunny Brae Rink.