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.
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.
This started out unusually — I did the pen-and-ink sketch directly, without any pencil drawing, or even any real plan. Watercolour sketch of houses in Waterside, New Brunswick, from reference photos I took in August, 2016. On 9 ¼ × 6 ¼″ Stillman & Birn Alpha (white/150 gsm) hard-bound sketchbook. I later did another of the same view.
Stephen Scott is painting from inside the Subaru, above my sketchbook in this photo. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, and watercolour in 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm) ivory sketchbook.
From a series of reference photos I took in 2015. Pencil, Carbon fountain pen, Pigma Micron brush pen, and watercolour in 5 ¾ × 8 ¾″ Stillman & Birn Gamma (150 gsm) ivory paper. Blocked-in in pencil.
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.