When I first posted an image of this painting on Instagram, I made the statement "Everyone needs to do a painting of a barn every three years or so." I wasn't kidding. Doing this painting was just what I needed. It was completely enjoyable. I am used to fighting with my work, but this was nothing of the sort. When talking about this to a friend, I told him that paintings, and any art work for that matter, are a battle. It is never an easy process. I go through so many ups and downs when I'm working on something that its a miracle anything ever gets declared finished. I don't mind the battle though. I enjoy it. If I have to fight to make a work of art successful, then I feel that accomplishment of knowing the battle was won.