Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 4, 2010

I love barns.  Wooden barns. 
These days, they are a dying part of Americana. They are falling down and rotting away.  To maintain one in good condition takes money and time.  I love to pen and ink them and sometimes add some colored pencil.   If they need replacing its cheaper these days to put up a pole barn: one of metal.  To me, the metal ones just don't have the personality, or character of the old ones.
Today, I did a barn from a photograph of a Michigan barn that was photographed by Will Wallgren who was keeping the store at an art gallery I visited over the summer.  He is of the same mind as I am about barns, and as we were talking over the photograph, he told me that this particular barn has met its demise and stands no longer.  To THAT,  I replied, "Nooooooooooooo!"  I bought a greeting card of his photo and I asked him if he would mind if I pen and inked it.  He was gracious and said not at all.
So for my part to keep barns remembered, I will do all the ones I can with no apologies.  The Barn Of The Week:


  1. After emailing Mr. Wallgren, I am happy to say that the barn is still there! And she even has a new coat of paint! YAY! and kudos to those who own her and love her and want to keep her around a few more years!


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