#1052 - Barn Red

#1052 - Barn Red

250.00

20.5"x28.75" Canvas Print w/ Black Shadow Box Frame

Centuries ago, Vermont farmers sealed the wood on their barns with a tawny-colored linseed oil mixture often consisted of additions such as milk and lime. The combination produced a long-lasting paint that dried and hardened quickly. In historically accurate terms "barn red" was more burnt-orange. Wealthy farmers added blood from a recent slaughter, or ferrous oxide, otherwise known as rust, to the oil mixture. Rust was plentiful on farms and is a poison to many fungi including mold and moss which were known to grow on barns.

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