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The Red Barn

"So cool!  Corn husks!  Just lovely...your stuff is amazing!"  F.N.


This is a story of corn husks!  August is corn-on-the-cob month here and I had just bought a dozen ears.  I was too lazy to walk back to the compost to toss the corn husks so tossed them over the back porch railing thinking I’d take them back later.  A few days later I walked out on the porch and happened to look over the railing and the husks had turned WHITE!!!  My oh my…My immediate thought was….I CAN FINALLY MAKE SNOW!!!  I was very excited! So I gathered them all up and deposited them in my studio.  Presenting… my first snow scene…The Red Barn at dusk.


The barn is made of leaves but I could not find the bright red I was looking for so I succumbed to using Photoshop to tweek.   Old black leaf was used for the barn roof.  Red maple leaf tip used for the steeple on top; Oak for the rounded doorways.   Also, Virginia Creeper, (bug eaten), Coltsfoot, Silverdust, yellow rhubarb, few grasses, bales of hay are dried Maiden grass Miscanthus which curls beautifully!  Of course, all snow is corn husk…a little blue tweeked ones in the lower corners helped balance the blue of the sky.   


As leaves are biodegradable and will fade and deteriorate quickly, original Art is scanned immediately after creation, preserving their beauty long after originals are gone.   Enjoy!

The Red Barn


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