This Amish farm is located near Charm, Ohio, in scenic Holmes County. As I painted it, I was pummeled by clouds of dust kicked up by milk tankers that roared down the one-lane dirt road. It was reminiscent of "Drive-In dirt" from my youth.
When Ohio was largely an agrarian society, much pride was associated with the appearances of buildings, tools, and equipment. I often see barn windows, ornate cupolas, and relics from the past that are decorated in a manner we would never consider today. Today is quick, cheap, and ugly.