Featured Artwork: The Twin Barns

RSW's Diary Comments

"Worked on the original oil painting for 20 days, April 5 to 25, 1932."



Additional Notes

There is an oil painting of this same scene and having the same title painted in 1932.


This chalk drawing is privately owned.


Exhibition in Pynchon Art Galleries, Springfield, Mass., by Jeannette C. Matthews

"The Twin Barns is a charming study in green slope, near green sky and dark buildings, friendly, inviting old barns they are."


To the Right:

An article clipping from the New Hamphire Transcript regarding RSW's exhibition at the Deerfield Academy (1932)"Twin Barns" is not mentioned specifically but was one of the 10 'crayon drawing' noted (highlighted) at the end of the article.


Below: Springfield Republican, 1929, by Jeanette C. Matthews

The comment on this chalk drawing, from RSW's exhibition at Pynchon Galleries (1929), can be seen in this newspaper clipping shown below. To see a full view of the article, simply chick on it.


Pynchon Galleries Article

Regarding the
Chalk Drawings

The following is an excerpt from, "An Artist of his Time", a lecture, hosted by the Friends of RSW, on RSW by Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief, Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, which also did a feature article on RSW. CLICK HERE to view the Article

"...the pastel works - they're just fantastic. And I'm afraid that they photograph very well but you don't really appreciate the difficulty of making them until you see them up close. That as you know with pastel, you have to be very very good to make it work, because it hard to correct a mistake. With oil paint it is much easier to cover over the error. But these are really really spectacular."

October 4, 2014
Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief
Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine