Thursday, April 9, 2015

1552 1840 Farm

We headed to the old log buildings that the settlers constructed perhaps as early as the 1840's. There is still considerable historical research to do to get all of the facts straight. These structures are slowly falling apart without any ongoing care. The roof of the barn has caved in along with the centre beam. The walls will follow. The construction was actually really quite excellent as viewed from 150 years of so later. If there had been some maintenance to the roof, these structures would have another 100 years left in them.
We stood in the middle of the sumac patch. We painted the same composition again so that we could tackle the scene together. I do hope that it was helpful. The weather was fantastic for plein air painting but a storm was indeed on the way for that night.

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