Light 2H pencil under-drawing of the newly-moved lighthouse at Cape Jourimain, N.B. 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) sketchbook. From a photo I took in September, 2016. Not sure if I want to do this as a pen-and-ink sketch or do light watercolour washes. We’ll see how I’m feeling about it once I’ve finished … Read more
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 Scott website
Pencil & ink sketch of a homestead on Folkins Drive, on the Tantramar marsh in Sackville, New Brunswick. This is from a reference photo taken in 2009 or 2010. None of these buildings remain. Part of my regular running route. 2H Staedler pencil & Pigma Micron pen; 5 × 8 ¼″ Moleskine sketch album (120 gsm paper).
Watercolour on 5 × 7″ Langton watercolour pad of the CNR bridge over the Tantramar River on the edge of Sackville. Made for Sweetest Little Thing 2016. Private collection.
This little watercolour — on Arches 140-lb. cold pressed paper, about 4 × 3″ — was made for The Sweetest Little Thing, 2015. The house itself is unoccupied and in considerably worse shape than depicted. In a private collection.
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.