This sketch is an exercise in drawing landscapes. I decided to focus on the old barn as my subject with the water and small dam system in the foreground, and the mountains as a backdrop. This let me include the elements of water, mountains, and structure in a single composition.
I find covered bridges fascinating, as I do old architecture, so living in the Atlantic Maritimes gives me so many beautiful or striking subjects to practice my drawing on. I look forward to making more trips to photograph and paint or draw scenery, architecture, and people in the Atlantic Maritimes.
I started this sketch with pencil, then decided it would look better with colours, and I wanted to try working with coloured pencils, so I did that. Then, I decided to use ink to emphasize the outlines and certain details. I think it turned out very well. This sketch is now in a private collection.