Round Barn, Last Summer (Original RB Fence Frame)
Perched peacefully for over a century, I happened to be photographing the iconic Barn just a few months before it perished. These paintings are created from those 2017 photos.
I really wanted to honor the Round Barn by depicting it with the reality and charm I remembered from my childhood. A sunset behind it wouldn't work because in reality the sun sets in the oppposite direction. I decided to set the mood as a pleasant afternoon. Leaving out the modern office buildings that encroached over the years, I painted puffy clouds in the afternoon sky with wild poppies and butterflies in the field.
In 2020 while revisiting the site, I literally stumbled upon surviving sections of the Barns original fence buried in the high grass. I was suddenly inspired to salvage it. There is inherent beauty in it; weathered, knotted or scorched here and there. Not unlike the worn beauty of a person's face or hands as they age. I decided to have the salvaged wood transformed into rustic frames for the paintings. They turned out more amazing than I had imagined and really become part of the art."
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