Old Homestead Barn
6" x 8" Oil
$100.00 + $10. s/h
The Medano Zapata Ranch has several old living areas (for want of a better description) spread across the 103,000 acres. We were given access to the entire ranch for painting and photo access. One of the areas was a former ranch (the Medano and Zapata were two ranches at one time). This old barn sits out behind the now abandoned, deteriorating Medano Ranch. It must have once been a very bustling ranch as there were many out buildings, bunk houses, corrals, barns, large house, sheds. I thought it would be so great refurbished and rented to vacationers. But, as it's a National Historic Site the expense of repairing that to it's former glory would probably be quite large. So, I sat there imagining all that must have gone on over the decades in that corner of Colorado.
When I was out there painting in the sun and heat in the shade of my car and umbrella this barn looked bright red, I could see what it must have been like years ago. Sitting here in my studio posting the painting, it looks a bit bright. Maybe I should go back and age it a bit.