Abandoned house between Mount Uniake & Hall’s Hill

Watercolour of abandoned house between Jolicure and Baie Verte, New Brunswick

Watercolour of abandoned house between Mount Uniake & Hall’s Hill, New Brunswick, not far from where Jolicure Road joins highway 16.

This little watercolour — on Arches 140-lb. cold pressed paper, about 4 × 3″ — was made for The Sweetest Little Thing, 2015.

Watercolour in progress

Watercolour in progress

The house itself is unoccupied and in considerably worse shape than depicted.

In a private collection.

Home in Port Elgin

Sketch of house in Port Elgin, New Brunswick

Sketch of house in Port Elgin, New Brunswick

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.

Working from my reference photo on an iPad mini

Working from my reference photo on an iPad mini

Eliot Porter on knowledge

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

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