Why Do They Paint Barns Red?

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Melbourne, Vi - Australia

Great capture and work Lois , a really interesting history, but l think l know another reason why they paint them red, and thats because Lois Bryan can make beautiful artworks out of them !

Hayden, ID - United States

Soft, inviting, tranquil, calming - all the hallmarks one has come to expect from your art Lois - and emphasis on the word art! f/v

Tower City, PA - United States

Beautiful work Lois! Congrats on your Members Choice Artist at Life Is What Happens!

Winnipeg, MB - Canada

Love all your works sweetie. Congratulations Lois.

Chandler, AZ - United States

Lois, This is So Beautiful!.. A Big Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

Dallas, TX - United States

Congratulations Lois, you are our new Members Choice Artist at Life Is What Happens; nominated by Anne Lacy. We all appreciate your talent and contribution to the group and FAA. v/f/su

Normal, IL - United States

I've got to learn to start reading the descriptions with folks images. I loved you explanation of the reason for red barns. Great image. Check out content aware fill in PS CS6

Beloit, WI - United States

Excellent painting! Very nice late afternoon sun effects. v/f

Jackson, MI - United States

Great job !!!! One of my favorite subjects Lois f/v

Cupertino, CA - United States

Love this barn image, Lois! Wonderful story about barns and how this image evolved! You've mastered the technique superbly!! voted

Lyon - France

What a beautiful capture of this barn, Lois and what a gorgeous treatment you applied to the photo... love that red! f&v

St Catharines, On - Canada


Long Prairie, MN - United States

Wonderful image Lois, really like your colors and the description was very interesting! v/f G+

Londrigan, Vi - Australia

An image well worth the time you've put into it Lois. I love the story on why barns are red. I live in a converted barn, but mine is blue.

Omaha, NE - United States

Great processing on this beautiful barn Lois. The windows are very different then I'm used too. Also thanks for the class time.

Rome, PA - United States

I couldn't think any other color than red for a barn. I have seen black, purple, green and red with white trim looks the best in my opinion. "http://www.grit.com/Community/Why-Are-Barns-Red.aspx"

Sherrills Ford, NC - United States

Lovely barn landscape. I love all of those windows.

Norwalk, Oh - United States

Love these red barns too. And your painting is brilliantly done! Voted.

Lake Worth, FL - United States

Lovely warm tones and love that red Lois! Congrats on your new Feature in Barns Big and Small. We also left a vote for your image! Please visit the group when you have time and add a comment or vote or fav on a few images that you enjoyed. Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

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Boise, ID - United States


Sandy, UT - United States

Very interesting commentary as to why barns are painted red! I absolutely adore your very tedious processing on this... it turned out to be a "diamond in the rough"... Love it, G.F.!! f/v/su

Maui, Ha - United States

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Stalowa Wola, po - Poland

Love the composition. Beautiful capture ! F / V

Brookeville, MD - United States

thanks so much for the hosts of "3 A Day Greeting Cards" and "3 A Day Waiting Room Art" and "Collectors Treasurers" for the features!!!

Livonia, Mi - United States

This red barn is a real beauty, Lois. Thanks for the interesting commentary about red as a traditional color for barns.

Bolton, ON - Canada

A fine story of a beautiful image, Lois! I think it needs one final touch: a kitchen sink. :) vf

Denver, CO - United States

I always stop and photo barns whenever I see them . . . and had no idea why they were painted red. Many thanks for that explanation! You did a great job with this barn. A real beauty!

Tallahassee, FL - United States

Who knew? But now we do!!! I like the end result of your MUCH editing, and really, really enjoyed hearing a little more of your photographic journey!!! v

Maui, Ha - United States

. ╰⊰✿ . . it is lovely . . like a beautiful oil painting . and I enjoyed your wonderful story as well Lois :)) . . ✿⊱╮. . .

Rancho Mirage, CA - United States

Yes why do they? just read your writings so interesting...love this cozy homey picture..Lois!!! congrats on your feature and a fv!! Sherri:):)

Littleton, CO - United States

Wow, Lois, two for one. Not only a super photo but a primer on barn painting too! Voted -- Joe.

Lois Bryan replied:

HAH!!! Hiii Joe!!! Thank you!!!!

Shady Cove, Or - United States

This barn is in such wonderful condition. You get a feeling of warmth and security from that red color! Dee

Lois Bryan replied:

Thanks, Dee ... I took this shot a couple of years back and not long after they put up a bit scaffolding ... they took it down again several months back ... they take very good care of it!!! In fact, on the right side there, above the windows, is actually their name!!! Isn't that cool??

Utrecht - Netherlands

Such beautiful colors, lighting and processing! Love it Lois! f/v!

Lois Bryan replied:

Thanks so much, Heidi!!!

Jackson, MI - United States

Nice work!

Lois Bryan replied:

Thank you, Lee

Hillsboro, MO - United States

Just beautiful Well Done!!!!!!! v/f/g+

Lois Bryan replied:

Hey Peggy!!! Thank you!!!

Stroemsund, Ja - Sweden

Well, I think they are red all over the world. Great work Lois!

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi Torfinn!!!! yes, I'm sure they are .. .they're so picturesque!!!

Hampshire, IL - United States

Lois, wonderful work (WORK!!!!!)...masterful processing...f/v

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi David!!!! Thank you .. ooo .. I did have a bit of fun with this one!!!!

Glendale, CA - United States

Hello Lois! What a wonderful red barn. I enjoyed reading the results of your research into the use of the color. I guess that is how Rustoleum paint came into existence. Anyway, you have certainly post-processed the image to great beauty. f/v Kirsten

Lois Bryan replied:

Thanks so much, Kirsten!!! There are a lot of stories about the red paint ... I think the one I copies makes a lot of sense!!! Glad you enjoyed it and the image!!!

Brookeville, MD - United States

Darren, thanks so much for the feature in "Photography and Textures"!!!

Cherokee Village, AR - United States

Beautiful capture!

Lois Bryan replied:

Hey Rick!!!! Thank you!!!

Kansas City, MO - United States


Lois Bryan replied:

Thanks so much!!!

Los Angeles, CA - United States

Beautiful work Lois.....enjoyed reading the explanation on why barns are painted read!!!! :)

Lois Bryan replied:

Hi Fraida!!!!! Good to see you ... and thank you so much for dropping by ... there are so many red barns up in the area of PA where we go and they catch the eye every time. It's fun to know there was a reason behind the color ... and not just because they're so pretty!!

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