Southbound Toll Plaza on 95 in Baltimore MD

I’m trying to do a little more drawing. This summer (and on and on, for who knows how long, I guess until I get some new idea) I’m drawing recents sights from my daily life.

Here is a view of a toll plaza in Baltimore MD from a trip to Washington DC we made in May 2021. Pen and ink and the notebook is about 8″ x 6″ or so.

4 thoughts on “Southbound Toll Plaza on 95 in Baltimore MD

  1. mim4mail

    Wow! So good. I remember when we used to drive up 95 to NYC to see our kids. Then we started taking the train. Miss these sights and sites.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      Thank you. I don’t enjoy 95 at all, I emerge from a trip down it feeling wrung out, so I try to find scene along the way and take photos or whatever, to distract myself! This was one of them in our last trip.

  2. Laura (PA Pict)

    I think the composition is really strong with the top of the toll booth signs creating a horizon in the middle with the calm clouds above and the busy humans and machines below. I also like the way you have emphasized the way the lanes fan out from the centre point of the composition.

    1. Claudia McGill Post author

      I took this photo for that fanning-out reason – I saw it and clicked the camera fast to catch it. I loved the way this scene looked. Almost like a portal to another world, maybe…?

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