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
Digital painting of van and apartments
Digital painting of van and apartments in Sackville, New Brunswick.

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 (12.9-inch, 3rd generation). 2658 × 2048 pixels.

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Sports field with net; Port Elgin Regional School

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, really; the … Read more

The Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia

watercolour of New Brunswick/Nova Scotia border
Watercolour painting: Missaguash River from Fort Lawrence, Nova Scotia
Finished watercolour painting on 10 × 25 cm Arches 300 gsm cold-pressed watercolour paper. Winsor & Newton’s artist-quality Payne’s Grey and Sepia. Process below.

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.

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Quick sketch of the ruins of the Sunny Brae Arena

Sunny Brae arena, Lewisville (Moncton), New Brunswick

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.