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Ultramarine watercolour swatches

Updated 2017-02-08. 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

Updated 2017-02-08. 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

Updated 2017-02-08. 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

Updated 2017-02-08. Pencil and fountain pen. I hate cross-hatching. This was just playing in some crappy, old sketchbook.

Home on Folkins Drive, Sackville

Updated 2017-02-08. 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

Updated 2017-02-08. 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).