Sunday, November 11, 2012
November 4, 2010
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: