Filed under Atlantic Canada:

The Bicycle Specialist, Amherst, Nova Scotia

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

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 Scott website

Apartment block in Amherst, Nova Scotia

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.

Colville House

A watercolour sketch — pencil begun in situ, completed in studio — of Alex Colville’s home in Sackville, New Brunswick, now preserved as part of the Mount Allison University campus as Colville House. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and watercolour in 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook.

Ultramarine watercolour swatches

Winsor & Newton’s French Ultramarine (PB29) next to a swatch of Daniel Smith’s Ultramarine (PB29). The sketch of the parking lot behind Struts Gallery has had a wash of the Winsor & Newton French Ultramarine applied. Very little granulation. Earlier versions of this sketch in progress.