The three barns I've painted recently are all situated, albeit precariously, along the same stretch of Olalla Valley Road in Olalla, Washington. I've been posting these images on our local community FB pages, and it's been fun to hear some of the comments. Lots of folks volunteered information about families that used to own the structures, or how they used to work in one of the barns during different seasons. It seemed to kindle some reminiscences for folks, and that makes me happy.

There's been enough interest in these barn paintings as a group for me to consider doing a bunch more. They are all over the Kitsap Peninsula. We're planning a picture-taking tour when time and weather permit.

One thing I'm considering (and would make happen towards the end of the year) is a calendar of local imagery, including the barns. 

Anyway, here is the third barn. I think it's my favorite. 

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Comment by koshersalaami on February 28, 2018 at 4:41pm


A Rosi calendar would be way cool

Comment by Rosigami on February 28, 2018 at 4:46pm

Thanks for the encouragement, Kosh. I think it will happen. I had calendars made for 2018 for some of my family members, and they all liked it fine.
This one would probably have a broader appeal.

Comment by alsoknownas on March 1, 2018 at 7:21am

The rusty roof is perfect. I wonder how old this barn is? I'll bet the road was added many years later. The lack of set-back is notable. Usually they are a good deal further back.

Comment by Rosigami on March 1, 2018 at 7:38am

alsoknownas, all three barns are within a mile of each other on the same side of the same stretch of road, and none of them have any set-back from the road.  Local folks tell me they are all between 80 to 100 years of age. 

Comment by TG DE VORE on March 1, 2018 at 9:04am


Comment by Rosigami on March 1, 2018 at 12:36pm

thanks tgwithin! 

Comment by greenheron on March 2, 2018 at 8:34am

I liked this on insta, but can like again :)  Your painting of dark openings in these barn paintings is wonderful and adds a sense of ghostly absence.

Comment by Rosigami on March 2, 2018 at 9:54am

Thanks greenie. I appreciate it. 

I think those empty spaces are what attracts me to these old barns in the first place. It's different with old abandoned houses, which often just look sad and sometimes creepy. 


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