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.
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).
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.
Downtown Amherst, Nova Scotia
Pencil and fountain pen. I hate cross-hatching. This was just playing in some crappy, old sketchbook.
County fair equipment in winter storage on the Tantramar marsh
This painting was made from a collage of black-and-white photos (and a couple for colour reference) I’d taken in the winter of 1992–93 on the Nova Scotia side of the border, between Fort Lawrence and Ahmerst. About 16 × 6 ½″ on 300 gsm Arches Cold Press watercolour paper.