As many of you know, I've been painting barns. I've posted some of them here. 
The first three were painted during February of this year.
This particular one was finished on February 26. Here is the post: Olalla Barn 3

Here is the painting

This morning, someone tagged me in a FB post. When I went to look at what they said, this is what I found:





Timing is everything in life. 

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Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 11:00am

I feel very fortunate to have been able to capture this local landmark in paint before it was gone forever.
My understanding is that the wood is being reclaimed and the old barn will continue on in a new form.

I like that.

Comment by Julie Johnson on April 1, 2018 at 11:07am

...wow...What timing!  ''she was ready''...lol !  

Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 11:31am

I know, right? Hah! 

Comment by moki ikom on April 1, 2018 at 12:07pm

my timing was off,, i could've used that corrugated roofing ;(

i love your paintings and am fascinated by the fact that it doesn't take you months of Sundays to complete just one.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on April 1, 2018 at 12:18pm

That is one of the few things I miss from my youth...  old, weathered barns with rusty roofs and hand hewn beams...  full of the cooing of pigeons.  

Heh.  Funny the thoughts typing that last sentence brought up.  I could clearly see my late wife, sitting on a tractor, with her tongue sticking out of the side of her mouth in total concentration, as she backed a string of two hay wagons and a bailer (all hooked together) up the ramp into her family's old, wooden barn. (which is a trick that always amazed me.  LOL).

Sadly, that old barn isn't around anymore, either.  It's been replaced with one made with enough steel beams and concrete as to make a Morlock happy.  Mores the loss.

P.S.  Thanks for the pleasant memory.  Gotta go wipe my eyes now.

Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 12:53pm

Thanks, Moki. 
Many, many folks inquired of the owner about the lumber and roof, but he had already made those arrangements before he levelled it. 
I sure would have liked a couple of pieces to make a frame for the painting. (well the BLP would have had to make the frame since I'm no carpenter but still...)

My painting time is very concentrated. Up to 5 or 6 hours at a time, broken only by the most necessary and unavoidable breaks. 3 to 5 sessions like that for each painting, on average. It seems like a whole bunch of time to me, but it passes in a flash while I'm working.

Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 12:57pm

Amy, thank you for sharing that memory here.  
Old barns are not something I grew up around. Long island's farms were gone long before I was born, to make room for all the burgeoning suburban developments post WWII. Even though the East End still has a relatively tiny farming community, these days the barns mostly seem to be the metal and concrete structures you so aptly described. 

Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 1:01pm

Monkey, we have a ton of those around here as well, all restored and pretty-like. I don't have any interest in painting those. They just don't have the history or the looks.  

Comment by greenheron on April 1, 2018 at 1:05pm

No kidding! Now you can double the price of the painting.  All those people who passed that old barn every day since they were kids. Now it's gone. So sad. For thousand dollar, it can live on forever over your mantle.  

Comment by Rosigami on April 1, 2018 at 1:18pm

Greenie, that's practically word-for-word what the BLP said! 

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