I absolutely love old buildings, old wood, wooden fence posts, driftwood, stone, rocks... I think it is the texture and the weathered-ness of these that I find so appealing. There is something solid and earthy in wood and stone. When I really look at them, it is as if each one tells a story of being battered by the elements, yet surviving in spite of the storms.
I find my life to be like that. There are so many unexpected storms what come along, and often I feel bruised and battered by them. Sometimes I feel like I might get swallowed up in the wind and rain. Yet, when the clouds break, there is something fresh and encouraging in the sunlight.
This old barn combines the old wood and stone that I love. Add a country road, and it is a powerful experience.
This painting will be for sale at my Art Studio Show on November 14th and 15th. If you are interested in purchasing it before the show, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org