This little watercolour — on Arches 140-lb. cold pressed paper, about 4 × 3″ — was made for The Sweetest Little Thing, 2015. The house itself is unoccupied and in considerably worse shape than depicted. In a private collection.
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My friend Steve walking his son home from school in our neighbourhood. Mount Allison University campus in the distance. Pencil sketch in 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm paper). In a private collection in France.
Long-since gone, this is from a series of photos I took in 1992 or 1993. Graphite on cheap sketchbook paper, roughly 4.5 × 8″
Pencil sketch; 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm paper).
This pencil sketch is of an abandoned house next to the Village Office in Port Elgin, New Brunswick. There are so many beautiful houses like this around, but they won’t be for long.
Our knowledge, which we set so much store by, helps us mostly to further our exploitations, to extract from the environment what we value, and to destroy that which, in our present state of ignorance, seems to have no utility. —Eliot Porter in Maine