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Quick sketch of the ruins of the Sunny Brae Arena

Sunny Brae arena, Lewisville (Moncton), New Brunswick

Updated 2020-05-01. 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.

Shemogue cloud study

Updated 2019-08-08. A small watercolour cloud study from Shemogue, New Brunswick. 3 ½ × 5 ⅜″ Pentalic Aqua Journal (140 lb.) paper. Private collection.

Houses in Waterside

Updated 2019-08-08. Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from a photo I took in August. On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) hard-bound sketchbook. The Stillman & Birn Alpha sketchbook paper is meant for light washes, but it’s just a bit too light for what I’m doing here and tends to buckle…. Read more »

Woman at Peel métro station, Montréal

Updated 2017-02-08. Pencil, Lamy Vista fountain pen with Borealis Black Noodler’s Ink, and watercolour in a 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma sketchbook. From a reference photo I took in March, 2015. Before starting the watercolour in my sketchbook, I did a small sketch of the woman who is the subject of the painting — it… Read more »

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.