Barns

Stone Cold

Stone ColdCreated the winter of 2011. Finding working farms is becoming a rare site in the Catskills.  I have made jokes about how scary this cow looked. It certainly is tough. Original Framed $450, print $86

Terry Clove Barn

This was one of my first barns. It was a very hot, sunny Fall day when I discovered it. At the time I didn’t think this would be the final image of it. There were still a few cows wandering in the fields above. Only a couple years later I drove by and found only the milk house still standing. Print $86

Wolf Hollow Barn

I was commissioned to do this painting for a friend. People see it and are sure they know where the barn is but it doesn’t face the road so I’m sure they are mistaken. It is, of course, quite typical of the barns in the Catskills. I loved the snow falling and the deep snow covering everything. I imagined myself tromping through the snow and going through the dark doorway. Print $86

Maggie’s Barn

This barn still stands proudly tucked in a small valley. I painted this as a surprise for the former owner. The sun on this day was very deceiving as it was really very cold out. This is the view from the farmhouse and for countless years was the first thing in the morning the farmers that lived there saw when they headed out the door. Framed print $266, print $75

Stone Ridge Farm

A rare sight in the Catskills is a family farm still being run by the descendants of the first farmers. The Dutch family Van Aken settled in the region in the early 1700’s and purchased land under a land grant from Queen Anne. Original unframed $350, print $86

Sheffield Creamery

This is a historic landmark in Delaware County, NY. Built in 1893, it is the first creamery in the USA to pasteurize milk commercially.

As you rise up a knoll from the village below and turn a corner there is this incredible building set against the mountains in the distance. I loved how stoic and abandoned it looked. Print $86

Spring Valley Farm

I drove by this farm and hit my brakes. The wild flowers made an incredible site.  Luckily, no one was following me. I did leave out the bathtub Mary and the falling down house. A year later the barn was bulldozed down. print $70