Monday, June 11, 2012

The Barn


Acrylic on 9x12 canvas sheet
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Yesterday's barn painting brought to mind this painting that I did back in February of 2010. As you can tell, I love old barns. Only this time, it is summer, and the greens of the trees surround the old barn. 

Have you seen the forgotten barns in your travels? The ones that once were full of life & work, now left and forgotten. The stories those walls could tell, I can only imagine. 

And also, isn't it amazing how mother nature takes back her land? Once man is gone from a scene, nature slowly but steadily, takes back the land. Buildings decay, then lean, then collapse - as the growth takes over and covers the land once again. That is what I tried to depict here. But the lone dead tree in front of the barn, it seems to have it's own story to tell. 


3 comments:

martinealison said...

J'aime ces vieilles granges... J'aime cette vieille grange que j'admire avec votre peinture. Elle a une âme protégée par l'ensemble de cette magnifique végétation qui l'encadre.
Très jolie peinture.
Gros bisous

CrimsonLeaves said...

And I can imagine the family that worked this land. Another beauty, Nan.

SYLVIANE said...

I like your foliage,too!

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