Bus driver checks his phone in the shade while waiting on Park Street, Sackville, New Brunswick, next to the Mount Allison University football field. From a photo I took in August, 2016. Totally butchered this one adding watercolour. Pencil sketch on 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) paper.
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.
Mainly drawn on throw-away newsprint, about 18×24″, they’re just simple exercises, having no merit as art. In keeping with that, these reproductions were hastily shot on an iPhone with available lighting with no effort made even to remove folds, wrinkles or avoid shadows. But for me, they’re a snapshot of what I was doing, in another life, twenty years ago.
Professor Nichols was very pleasant, but I’d clearly heard enough about Sigmund Freud that morning.