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Why Do They Paint Barns Red Round Beach Towel featuring the photograph Why Do They Paint Barns Red? by Lois Bryan

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Here it is... the towel that's taking the internet by storm.   Our round beach towels are 60" in diameter and made from ultra-soft plush microfiber with a 100% cotton back.   Perfect for a day at the beach, a picnic, an outdoor music festival, or just general home decor.   This versatile summer essential is a must-have this season!


60" Diameter Not Including Tassles

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Machine wash cold and tumble dry with low heat.

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Great capture and work Lois , a really interesting history, but l think l know another reason why they paint them red, and thats because Lois Bryan can make beautiful artworks out of them !

Soft, inviting, tranquil, calming - all the hallmarks one has come to expect from your art Lois - and emphasis on the word art! f/v

Beautiful work Lois! Congrats on your Members Choice Artist at Life Is What Happens!

Love all your works sweetie. Congratulations Lois.

Lois, This is So Beautiful!.. A Big Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations Lois, you are our new Members Choice Artist at Life Is What Happens; nominated by Anne Lacy. We all appreciate your talent and contribution to the group and FAA. v/f/su

I've got to learn to start reading the descriptions with folks images. I loved you explanation of the reason for red barns. Great image. Check out content aware fill in PS CS6

Excellent painting! Very nice late afternoon sun effects. v/f

Great job !!!! One of my favorite subjects Lois f/v

Love this barn image, Lois! Wonderful story about barns and how this image evolved! You've mastered the technique superbly!! voted

What a beautiful capture of this barn, Lois and what a gorgeous treatment you applied to the photo... love that red! f&v


Wonderful image Lois, really like your colors and the description was very interesting! v/f G+

An image well worth the time you've put into it Lois. I love the story on why barns are red. I live in a converted barn, but mine is blue.

Great processing on this beautiful barn Lois. The windows are very different then I'm used too. Also thanks for the class time.

I couldn't think any other color than red for a barn. I have seen black, purple, green and red with white trim looks the best in my opinion. ""

Lovely barn landscape. I love all of those windows.

Love these red barns too. And your painting is brilliantly done! Voted.

Lovely warm tones and love that red Lois! Congrats on your new Feature in Barns Big and Small. We also left a vote for your image! Please visit the group when you have time and add a comment or vote or fav on a few images that you enjoyed. Celebrate life, Debra and Dave

Very interesting commentary as to why barns are painted red! I absolutely adore your very tedious processing on this... it turned out to be a "diamond in the rough"... Love it, G.F.!! f/v/su

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Love the composition. Beautiful capture ! F / V

thanks so much for the hosts of "3 A Day Greeting Cards" and "3 A Day Waiting Room Art" and "Collectors Treasurers" for the features!!!

This red barn is a real beauty, Lois. Thanks for the interesting commentary about red as a traditional color for barns.

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Round Beach Towel Reviews (28)

Average Rating (5 Stars):

July 28th, 2018

Love the beautiful colours and tropical feel of this towel. I'm so looking forward to taking it on holidays with me.

July 27th, 2018

I love my purchase of this beautiful work of art!Will be purchesing more of this wonderful artists work in the future.

July 22nd, 2018

I bought this as a gift. I love it! Hope the receiver loves it too!

July 19th, 2018

Wow - I didn't realise it was going to be that big! It's a gift for a young member of the family - I think he'll be thrilled as he's a tractor fanatic at 6 years old. A practical gift too. The towel has a smoother upper side so it'll be more comfortable to sit on at the beach. It seems to have a thick absorbent power so no usual skinny beach towel.

July 17th, 2018

very nice, love the colour not keen on the white tastle border but i like it, i'm going to use it as blanket for my hamock,

April 17th, 2018

Perfect gift for my college niece!!! They love to have their towels for spring break! Highly recommend. I recently bought round beach towels at a major retailer. The quality from fineartamerica far surpasses it! The artwork on the towel is vibrant and attractive. Love it!

Artist's Description

And just why DO they paint barns red? Well, I have the answer!! From the Indiana Public Media's, Moment of Science: we learn the following: "Have you ever noticed that most barns are red? There's a scientific reason for that. A few hundred years ago European farmers started painting their barns with a mixture of linseed oil, milk, and lime. Believe it or not, the combination made a pretty good paint that protected wood. Sometimes they'd also add ferrous oxide, also known as rust, to the mix. Rust kills fungi and moss. When they grow on a barn they trap moisture in the wood, which leads to decay. Painting a barn with rusty paint was the best way to keep it strong and dry. After a while, red barns became a tradition in Europe and over here in America. Once commercial paints became available, the tradition continued, since red paint was cheap. White is the second most popular color for barns, since at some poin...

About Lois Bryan

Lois Bryan

Welcome to Lois Bryan Photography and Digital Art. I'm a photographer and digital artist living in the mid-Atlantic area of the US. Most of my images are based on the photos I capture ... some are based on images captured by my son, Rich Bryan ... and some are sketched and digitally painted completely freehand. Although my goal will always be to catch that perfect shot straight out of the camera, I love exploring the artistic and creative process as I work with Photoshop and other image editing programs. Fine art purchases of my images will not include watermarks, and if I may make a recommendation ... images will look their very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag." Be sure to follow my latest photographic and...

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