Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Brewing Storm

Oil on board, 5"x7"
$125.00 + $6.00 shipping in US.


Stephen Magsig said...

Hi Don, Really brings back memories of my childhood living on a farm in Ohio, never new why some barns are red and others white. Nice moody painting with great color.

Don Gray said...

Here's an uneducated stab at the answer: maybe originally a dairy farm = milk = white barn, while beef cattle = red meat = red barn??
Or maybe it was simply the availability of white lime or iron oxide (or sometimes, animal blood) to make paint??

Thanks for your thoughts, Stephen.

Cooper Dragonette said...

I thought it had to do with snow. The red barns were easy to find in the snowstorm. Maybe they didn't want the cows to find the white ones?

Don Gray said...

Now a boy from Maine would think of something like that!

Rebecca said...

Aaahh, the red barns I've been looking for. Love 'em -- missed it again. Gotta learn to type faster, I guess -- or not go on vacation and have to use someone else's unfamiliar computer. I like the stories of why barns are red. You certainly know a farmer or 2 to ask!!!