Grand Manan Island – Days One and Two

The Group of Seven has arrived on Grand Manan. Well, maybe not the famous Group of Seven but we’ll do our best this week. We started off with a day of sketching and I discussed two-point perspective and how to check angles with a measuring stick. Our morning was spent in North Head Harbour.

We couldn’t find enough angles in the harbour so, after lunch, we worked on the grounds of the Marathon Inn. I gave a short demonstration of basic pen and ink techniques.

This morning, we set out for Seal Cove, noted for the smokesheds from the historic herring industry. It was a sunny and windy morning and my board was moving around on my easel as I demonstrated. I began with a value study in blue/grey. When it dried, I glazed some colour over it.



After lunch, we gathered again and I added some pen to the image. Then, it was back to work for the rest of the day. There’s no shortage of subject matter in Seal Cove and it all has character.


We held our critique on-site at the end of the day and it featured a little bit of everything.

Tuesday Critique


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2 Responses to “Grand Manan Island – Days One and Two”

  1. Scott Cooper Says:

    Nice demo. Looks like you had a gorgeous day. Good stuff.

  2. Inese Poga Art Gallery Says:

    So great you can make something like this plein air painting happen!

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