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This barn may have started as a single farm building, however, through its many years of existence, additions have been added to the barn as were needed.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and ink drawing on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 9x12
  • Note: matted and framed in a 11" X 14" black frame

With all the mental pictures of barns I have in my mind, the actual pictures of barns I have taken, I have a multitude of ideas for barn drawings to call upon. This drawing is one of those I created from many sources. The wooden shingles, dual cupolas, stave silo, interior structure, wooden gates/fences, are but a few of the features I included in this drawing.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Sold
  • Size (") 8.5x11

The macaw in this artwork is spending a leisurely day waiting for a cracker.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and ink drawing on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 9x12
  • Note: framed in an 11'' X 14" black frame

 

I consider myself as being a self-taught artist.  I started with pencil and paper drawings at an early age.  My early interest in drawing lead to a career as a Mechanical Designer for a major U.S. crane manufacturer.  While designing cranes, my God given talent was called upon in preparing conceptual drawings of crane designs.  In the early 70s I began preparing pen and ink drawings using a quill-type pen, and ink from a bottle. 

My current interest in pen and ink drawing is focused on weathered barns from across the Midwest, Kentucky, and Tennessee, and wildlife as a secondary interest.  I currently have over 100 of my pen and ink barn drawings completed for my journal.  I am memorializing weathered barns in a journal, I have titled “Palaces on the Prairies”.  My work is to document barns that are disappearing from our country’s landscape at an ever increasing pace. 

 

 

 

 

 

* Born in Hampton, Iowa
* Relocated to Lexington, Kentucky 1990 – 2014
* Relocated to Knoxville, Tennessee 2014 – present
* Retired

Education

o 1966 - Graduated Hampton Community High School, Hampton IA
o 1968 - Graduated North Iowa Area Community College, Mason City IA
(Associate of Applied Science Degree – Mechanical Design)
* Art Background
o Self-taught - Started at a young age
o Minimum experience in oil paintings (class at local community center in Cedar Rapids
Iowa)
o Experimented with watercolor painting (mainly black-wash)
o Produced multiple paintings using acrylic paint
o Glass etchings (sand blasting & liquid etching) (class at local community center in Cedar
Rapids Iowa)
o Pencil drawings (non-colored)
o Minimum work with colored pencil
o Pen and ink drawings (extensive)
o Specializing in pen and ink drawings of older, weathered barns

This is a pen and ink drawing of the small barn located on property that abuts the No. 2 Fairway at Egwani Farms Golf Course. I have passed this barn many a time while playing golf at Egwani Farms Golf Course. Many golfers may not realize the barn is even there. The barn is small, and in good shape. I felt I needed to include this barn in my drawing collection.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $75
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 8x10

• The caboose was the last railcar at the end of a train (usually a freight train)…end of the line (The caboose provided accommodations for the brakeman and the conductor)
• The caboose was phased out of service by the railroad companies in the mid-80s…end of the line
• The caboose in the artwork is parked on rail spur after being taken out of service…end of the line.
• “The Traveling “Wilburys” musical group of Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty wrote and sand “The End of the Line”.
• The I.C. & S.C. R.R. lettering on the caboose is based on lyrics from a Doobie Brothers song, “Long Train Running…lyrics..."the Illinois Central and Southern Central Freight"

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $100
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 10.25x13.25

The windmill is a ”Field Sentinel” standing watch over an empty farmstead. Imagine everything associated with a farm is gone…the family that once lived on this farm, the farm house, the farm animals, out-buildings, and the equipment. Nothing but open farmland.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and ink drawing on watercolor paper
  • Price $100
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 9x12
  • Note: matted and framed in a 11" X 14" black frame

Prater’s barn is standing yet today. The barn is located at 12124 South Northshore Drive, in Knoxville TN. I chose this barn because it has “character. The sagging roof line, missing boards, weathered wood, the unique side ventilation panels near the eaves, all add to the character of this barn.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and ink drawing on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 9x12
  • Note: Framed and matted in black

This a drawing of a group of mushrooms in their full regalia.  I came across these mushrooms growing beside a path in West Knoxville. 

The question about these mushrooms is a good one.  I have yet to find the answer.    

Art Details

  • Medium Colored Pencil drawing
  • Price $50
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 5x7

This is a pencil drawing of mushrooms.  Mushrooms can grow in a group, a cluster, or a “troop”.  Thus resulting in the title of this drawing, “Troop”.

Art Details

  • Medium Pencil Drawing
  • Price $50
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 5x7 (matted, glazed)
  • Note: Framed 8" X 10""

This barn is located near the intersection of Virtue Road and Turkey Creek Road, in Farragut Tennessee. The drawing is from a picture taken from a church parking lot that abuts the property where this barn is located. I titled the drawing “Virtue” after the road to help me remember where this barn drawing originated.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 9.5x12

I believe the barn in this drawing is the barn that started my quest of drawing barns. This barn was located of Highway 151, between the towns of Fairfax and Walford, in Linn County Iowa. It has a lot of “character”. So much character that I could make multiple drawings of it and none of the drawings would be the same.

I took several pictures of this barn because it has many unique features. I may include several more drawings of this same barn showing some of these unique features.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $125
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 11.5x11

Each year at Christmastime a wreath can be seen hanging at one end of Prater’s barn located along South Northshore Drive. I took artistic license in my drawing of the barn with the wreath by adding snow, and making the barn appear to blend into the snow.

Art Details

  • Medium Pen and Ink on watercolor paper
  • Price $75
  • Status Available
  • Size (") 8x11

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Knoxville, TN. 37902

865 525-5265

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