Monday, September 21, 2015


6"H X 18"W
Oil on board
This is my first painting for the Plein Air Paint Out this week. 
The Steamboat Art Museum is hosting this event with an opening on 
Friday - September 25 5pm till 8pm
I hope to have a number of paintings finished for the show
but it's been a slow start. Will post as soon as the paintings are completed.
See the story below about this great barn - I love this barn!
Thanks MB

26085 County Road 14, Steamboat Springs

John Laramore built his large white Western or prairie style barn in 1922, when Routt County’s agricultural economy was flourishing. John was a member of the second generation of a Routt County pioneer family. His father, William Laramore, first settled in Yampa in 1883; he moved north to Sidney with his family ten years later. His son John bought property nearby in 1914, and together they shared in the operations of their ranches, raising cattle, dairy products, wheat, hay, and other produce. Only four miles from Steamboat Springs and close to the Moffat Railroad, the Laramores had a ready market for their products. John ranched the land for nearly fifty years, the longest of any of its owners. The lower level of the barn was set up for a dairy operation on one side with animal stalls and pens on the other side as well an enclosed area for chickens. Upstairs is a large hay loft with a hay trolley and large hook to grab the hay and haul it inside. The barn is one of the few wood frame barns from the 1920s still standing in the environs of Steamboat Springs so it has become a prominent local landmark and reminder of the County’s agricultural roots. 


  1. My favorite part of this painting is the colorful trees opposite the barn. Beautiful.

  2. Have you sold this painting? The barn used to be part of my grandfather's ranch, Loy L. Ardrey. He bought it from the Laramores.

    1. Greg this painting has been sold. I love to paint the LARAMORE barn and could paint one for you. I have another version of the LARAMORE barn at the CVA gallery 837 Lincoln ave. in steamboat springs. You can contact me through my website it's easier
      Thanks MB