Barn Sided

Acrylic on Canvas, 2011

This is another farm site from around the Waterloo Region.
I was excited by the angular shape of the bright red barn in the foreground, juxtaposed with the greyer weathered building in the background, both surrounded by flowing foliage. What grabbed my imagination was the part of the red barn where there’s a white brick exterior. It makes me think that there’s something extraordinary inside. I so wanted to peek in all the windows of the barn. It’s as if the windows are teasing me and taunting me to take a look. The trees and other foliage are in on the secret, and the distant building is glad to not be getting all the attention.