This painting recently sold from the gallery where I have some of my work, Studios on High Gallery in downtown Columbus. I titled it Autumn Barn and it got me to thinking of where I was when I took the photo it is based on. Ohio still has plenty of rural areas and this barn was shining like a jewel among the gold and rust colored grasses. I was being driven around an amish area of Ohio in Harden County. I was being driven because I had just broken my arm in a really stupid bike wreck, and couldn't drive yet. That was almost a year ago, and now I tool around in my car like nothing happened. This painting and this barn make me thankful that I live in such a beautiful country that still has wonderful rural places to explore. This painting also makes me thankful for my health, because a year ago, I was struggling.