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By the big barn

From the number of dilapidated huge barns that we see on our bike rides, western Washington state used to be a big dairy producer. Every one of these barns shows pride, industry and independence to me. Some of them are unique.
This is another painting based on my husband’s collection of photographs. We rode by this barn on our tandem and had to stop to gaze at it. I confess that it is actually more decrepit in person than it appears here.

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  1. August 6th, 2010 at 22:11 | #1

    I love painting of old barns and cottages as well Mimi.
    I am linking to your blog as a part of the IM A Blogger FOLLOW ME Swap-bot swap.
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  2. August 6th, 2010 at 05:20 | #2

    Both this and the cabin are great paintings Mimi. What a great way to capture the past.

  3. August 3rd, 2010 at 13:45 | #3

    Well done for painting this barn. It marks a great importance of a farmers life, and I can see why it feels wonderful to ride by. The landscape is amazing and I love the vividness of the life the painting carries. Kind wishes, Ana Goncalves from swapbot, blog me baby.

  4. August 1st, 2010 at 11:14 | #4

    I love this barn. I stop and photograph the old barns around us. Nice work.

  5. August 1st, 2010 at 11:13 | #5

    I love this barn. I stop and photograph all the old barns around us. Nice work.

  6. July 29th, 2010 at 22:09 | #6

    you are such a wonderful painter. @_@ the painting simply blew me away. and you pretty much paint every day~ wow.

  7. July 29th, 2010 at 07:33 | #7

    Lovely scenery, lovely picture!

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