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 300.00

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.

This piece comes framed or unframed.

Frame Details.

Should you select framing, and would like to choose a different frame, please contact me directly upon placing your order. Otherwise, I will have selected this piece to be shown float mounted in a white gallery frame to offset the rich colors of this piece and the elegant edges.  All frames ordered through Simply Framed, and if you chose to select a different frame, it may effect pricing.

Once framed, this piece arrives ready to hang with a custom cut acid free 4-ply white mat with a beveled edge. The specialty framing glass used protects your artwork from 89% UV rays and 92% of light transmission.  The piece is sealed with a protective paperback finish, and arrives ready to hang with wall bumpers and hanging hardware.
Each framed artwork arrives gift wrapped in kraft paper.

Please allow an additional 2-3 weeks for framing.

 

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