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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.

Sawmill Creek covered bridge, Hopewell

Plein air sketch using pencil, Carbon & Lamy fountain pens (with carbon ink and Noodler’s Ink Borealis Black ink), and Copic markers in a 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook. The bridge was built in 1905, and sits unused alongside Route 114 between Riverview and Alma, New Brunswick.

Slack’s Cove, Rockport

Quick plein air pencil sketch made as the tide was coming in at Slack’s Cove, in Rockport, New Brunswick. 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook.

Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia

Pencil and fountain pen. I hate cross-hatching. This was just playing in some crappy, old sketchbook.

Home on Folkins Drive, Sackville

Pencil & ink sketch of a homestead on Folkins Drive, on the Tantramar marsh in Sackville, New Brunswick. This is from a reference photo taken in 2009 or 2010. None of these buildings remain. Part of my regular running route. 2H Staedler pencil & Pigma Micron pen; 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm paper).

Moving day

Echo patiently waits outside Stephen Scott’s garage on moving day. From a reference photo from November, 2015. Pencil sketch in a 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm).