Today, the Glengarry Sketchers’ rendezvous point was the parking lot behind the Knights of Columbus hall, a very plain building. It was originally a home constructed in 1823 and is the oldest building in Alexandria. It is to be renovated and the stucco exterior removed to reveal the original stone exterior and will house the Glengarry Archives. I couldn’t resist sketching the back wall and fire escape with the dramatic shadows. But the sun went behind a cloud and I made the mistake of guessing where they were And made what I later realized was is a clear mistake.
With hands going numb from cold I headed to a sunnier spot (the clouds finally cleared) with a view of one of the Victorian gems in the same neighbourhood. I focussed on just a portion of this beautifully maintained home.