Red House, Gray Barn
Water Color, 7x11 inches on 300 lb Fabrino rough paper
This painting is a water color of the old Teel farm southwest of town. A friend of mine, Greg Hoover had an aunt and uncle that lived here when we were growing up. The house is cement block and had been a weathered gay my entire life until a younger generation of the family moved in and sided it with the red siding. This new color on the house has totally reversed the the traditional norm of a "Red Barn" down on the farm. The barn is showing its age but is still a wonderful example of a "Swiss" or "German" "Overshot" bank barn. It is a large one maybe 80 feet long and 50-60 feet wide. These barns were built with an area for the animals in the bottom and loose hay and grain storage in the top. I have seen 36 inch wide boards in some of those graineries sawn from the old growth Yellow Poplar that was cleared to make way for the farms. These were the some of the most interesting barns while the more common"English" pattern is what was built on most farms. Thanks for stopping by.