chihuahua portrait rural landscape

Copyright © Linda Apple

"It's My Home"
oil on canvas - 9"x 12"

This little Chihuahua certainly rules over the farm!
Anyone who knows a Chihuahua knows this :)

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Red Barn country rural landscape

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple
"Red Barn"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
10"x 10"

The old red barn.

I have always been drawn to the old red barns that dot the countryside.
Do you know why they are painted red?
I did some research and actually found many theories. So here's a bit of history today :)
The most popular one theory seems to be:
Early 18th-century bridges and barns went unpainted. However,by the late 1700's, natural wood seasoning gave way to artificial preservation. Virginia farmers were the first to become paint-conscious. Since ready-made paint was not available, a farmer mixed his own. Skimmed milk, lime and ferrous oxide, otherwise known as rust, made a plastic-like coating that hardened quickly and lasted for years. Rust was plentiful on farms and is a poison to many fungi, including mold and moss.


Early Corn farm landscape red barn oil painting

Copyright © 2013 Linda Apple
"Early Corn"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas

A large 12 x 16" dramatic view of sky and farm.
Maybe it is because I was raised in rural southern Ohio that
I am always drawn to these great old farms.

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Country Farm

Copyright © 2012 Linda Apple
"Ohio Farmland"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
8" x 8"

A serene view of an Ohio farm.
I am always a sucker for a red barn!


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The Old Barn - farm landscape oil painting

Copyright © Linda Apple
"Ohio Spring Plow"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
8"x 8"

Late in the year after the fields are turned for the winter.
I love coming across the old barns I find
scattered across the Ohio farmland.


Old Country Road - landscape oil painting

Copyright © 2011 Linda Apple
"Old Country Road"
oil on gallery wrapped canvas
8"x 10"

Driving through the countryside, I am always getting distracted
when I see these old farm roads. It usually makes me wonder
where it goes or what is at the end.


Ohio Hills #2

Copyright © 2007 Linda Apple
"Ohio Hills #2"
oil on masonite - 6"x7"

"A scene near my old hometown nestled in a valley of southern Ohio.
I always love to go there in the fall to see the fabulous colors."


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