There are plenty of terrific locations close to me that can provide a simple backdrop but the Moses Cone Manor is a setting that seems to provide a sense of quiet elegance from a by-gone era. I have wanted to paint there for a long time but needed the right subject and a composition that would seem fitting there.
It may seem boring when you see so many barns like this one, but I find beauty around every bend in the simple things. That's what makes the landscape so interesting. Simple things like this are used by the people who need them and they seem to take on a personality of their own, often reflecting their owners.