Ludorf Barn, Southbury CT

Lydia Marie Elizabeth Ludorf Barn in Southbury CT with American Flag
Lydia Marie Elizabeth Ludorf Barn in Southbury CT with American Flag

Ludorf Barn, Southbury CT

from 75.00

The Connecticut Barn Series showcases barns from Farmington, Southbury, and East Lyme.

This original watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper measuring 11" x 14" and finished with a rough deckled edge and depicts the Ludorf Barn on Ludorf Farm on West Purchase Road in Southbury, Connecticut. THis is another example of the "English style" barn used for multiple purposes.  In the nineteenth century, the ground level was added to the barn to aid farmers in the winter. This barn features long afternoon shadows, and a large american flag on the roof of the roof.  The trees are tinged with the coming fall, and give the atmosphere of a still end of summer.

When I was living in Connecticut as an adult, driving back roads between stone walls, I surveyed barns in various states, some of them in beautiful working condition, some falling down and others being pulled down. As they disappear from our landscape we lose a touchstone to a golden age of American life; when America was self-sufficient- producing buttons, and wool and paper.  There is a frugal spirit of do-it-yourself that has gone out of style with new wealth and ease. I see glimpses of this old way of life every so often whether it is in a person’s American spirit or as a barn goes whizzing past me on the highway. Old Glory is still inspiring.

Completed June 2017.

Dimensions 11” x 14” 
$75 print [AVAILABLE]
$300 signed original [SOLD]

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