Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Green Barn by the Town Line

The Green Barn is done.

I decided to use the big print because the barn is surrounded by trees, and this print conveys that. Viewers from outside New England ask why our barns are so close to the roads. Gee, I don't know, but I can tell you that New England is small, and the terrain is rarely flat. Barns here often have two levels because they are built on the side of a hill. So it is with this barn. The left side is at ground level,and the right side is not. That light area under the right side of the barn is the lower level foundation. The smaller green below the big leaf print is my attempt to suggest small bushes and shrubs in front of the larger trees behind. You can find a photo of the inspiration barn here.

The block is quite large, 32" tall by 36" wide (about 81cm x 91cm).


Nancy J said...

Wow, and with a shadow on top of the pole that takes power to the lower levels, love the greens, and a ramp, this is amazing.

The Selvage Fairy said...

Some of the barns around here are old enough to predate the roads. so, the barn wasn't put near the road, the road was put near the barns...where the cows had made a nice track.

Quiltdivajulie said...

So glad you used the big leaf print!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great print to use! Looks absolutely terrific.