The Daily Paintings of Don Gray
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.
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.
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?
Now a boy from Maine would think of something like that!
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!!!
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