Our community is blessed with many old barns. With one look at “Shade of the Barn” you see the cool colors of blue-green, grey-blue and lavender. Can you feel the temperature? Painted just a few weeks ago on a July morning, the scene lets you take a deep breath of farm air. In the framed result, I can smell the traces of animals long gone, the scratched earth and the dewy grass. I feel the toil of yesteryear while hearing the present day laughter of kids pushing their out-of-gas golf cart on their way to fish.
Many old barns are leaving our landscape as they rot and slowly tumble down. When you see one, try to take a moment to appreciate their mark.
Photographer Chris and painter Robin Rohwer each week share a painting or photograph that captured their interest in hopes that it will also capture yours. They have a small studio and gallery in the Emporium Center in downtown Knoxville where you can stop and see their work. Their website is www.ChristopherRobinArts.com. Email them at ChristopherRobinArts@gmail.com. If a particular piece interests you for your home or office, please contact them. All works are copyright protected.