Summer of 2017 was a great time to sketch my beautiful city. I joined the Urban Sketchers Halifax that year and went around sketching different places. As an architect, I like having control of my lines. Working with watercolours has taught me to just let go, experiment and have no control. This has been challenging. I enjoy working with watercolours a lot because every sketch is a new lesson.
My best sketches are those ones I don't think about and just do.
I participated with my work in an exhibit of the Urban Sketchers Halifax hosted by the Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA). I sold two of my four drawings. "Sketch 1 Stone (Hydrostone)" traveled to Alberta and "Schmidtville" stayed in Halifax, NS and it lives in one of my very best friend's home.
It was a memorable evening sharing my work with my family, friends and a great group of Nova Scotia artists.
Schmidtville. Ink and Watercolour.
A. Murray MacKay Bridge from Africville Park. Pencil and Ink.
Sam at Nova Scotia Association of Architects, Urban Sketchers Halifax Exhibition. October 2017.
Sam | Architect
"For many years, I have used sketchbooks to explore design ideas and sketch places around me, which is the best way to learn and understand them. This digital sketchbook illustrates my thoughts, processes, design ideas, places, and projects that I am working on and have worked on.”