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Quick watercolour landscape

This is a piece depicting the NB Trail in Middle Sackville, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in the summer of 2017. Unfinished, of course, because one of the goals was to work quickly. One of the things I like about this kind of landscape is that the clouds dominate, so issues of faithfulness… Read more »

Van and apartments — digital painting

Digital painting of van and apartments

Updated 2020-06-13. 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… Read more »

Sports field with net; Port Elgin Regional School

Updated 2019-08-08. 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,… Read more »

The Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

watercolour of New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border

Updated 2020-05-01. 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

house in Sackville, New Brunswick

Updated 2020-05-01. 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

Sunny Brae arena, Lewisville (Moncton), New Brunswick

Updated 2020-05-01. 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.