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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

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

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

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