Day 192

"The Barn Near Highway 50". Art journal, pencil  

"The Barn Near Highway 50". Art journal, pencil  

Not far from our cottage, alongside Highway 50 in Gatineau, there is an abandoned barn which for a long time I have wanted to sketch. I had thought that this year I would actually pull over onto the shoulder and do it. But the highway is under construction, and for now there is no shoulder.

We passed the barn twice today, as we drove to Ottawa and back. This is a sketch I did from my mind's eye this evening. It's the setting, more so than the building itself, that grabs me, with the Gatineau Hills away off in the distance and the big sky.