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Stephen Scott sketching

Updated 2017-02-08. Sketch of Fredericton, New Brunswick, artist Stephen Scott painting on the Tantramar Marsh (Anderson Marsh Road). He’s working on a small oil sketch on linen from the back of his portable studio (his Subaru). Roughed-in with pencil on site; polished up with a fountain pen from reference photos back in the studio. Stephen… Read more »

Colville House

Updated 2017-02-08. 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.

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.

Light station at Cape Enrage

Updated 2017-02-08. Plein air sketch of the light station (light house) at Cape Enrage (

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.

Mount Oberlin, Montana

Updated 2017-02-08. Plein air pencil and Copic marker sketch of majestic Mount Oberlin, on the Going-to-the-sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA. Amazing how quickly the light changes in the mountains. First sketch in my new 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (150 gsm) white sketchbook, bought in Calgary, Alberta.