First Edition Giclée Print in the
Colorful America Collection

From a watercolor painting by Ray Day
Release date: May 1, 2002

STANDARD EDITION - 17.5" x 23"
500 S/N Prints - $125
50 A/P Prints S/RN - $155

(RN = Roman Numeraled)

(Same size as Original Painting)
25 S/N Prints- $225

Published 2002

Ray's frame and mat choices:

1" cherry stained molding with
gold liner.

Top Mat: Midnight Green.

Bottom Mat: Alabaster with black core and acid free barrier paper.
Print with Frame:
1.5" molding with
same mats as above

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from The Ray Day Studio or your local Ray Day dealer.
Print numbers will be allocated as orders are received.
If purchasing from The Ray Day Studio, that same
print number will be offered to you as future releases
become available if:
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I love this old barn! It was built in Lanesville, Indiana
by the Schellenberger family. The year was 1904 and the previous barn on this site had burned, killing
two horses and a cow. For for the next 60 years
it served it's owners well.

But in November 1963, the barn took on a new life due to
a new coat of paint. Harley Warrick came to town and
painted the Mail Pouch signs on the west and east ends.
Harley remembers exactly the day - "When I got back
to the motel that evening someone told me
Kennedy had been shot"
, he said.

The handsome landmark at the edge of Lanesville
aged and weathered gracefully. It has been fodder for photographers and artists, and even survived attempts at
land development and demolition over the next thirty years.
I painted it in 1973 because I've always been drawn to the countryside and the architecture of our ancestors.
But this location was even more meaningful
because my great, great grandfather settled in
this small Southern Indiana town in 1848.

The barn's
location across the creek from
Heritage Park made it an ideal purchase by the Lanesville
Heritage Committee in 1993. They restored it and prepared the exterior for a repainting of the signs while
I invited Harley to return for a 'second painting'.

On August 14-15, 1993, Harley Warrick came out of retirement to give "Lanesville's Eiffel Tower"
a new lease on life. The crowds turned out, the Media was tuned in.
And Harley shared his
'down-home philosophy'
while steadily painting away in 90+ temperatures.

Sadly, on November 24, 2000, this "last Mail Pouch painter" died at age 76.
This folk artist with deep rural roots had become
an American Treasure.

Since Harley's passing, I have come to appreciate even more the beauty and uniqueness of the barn - and the friendship that I developed with Harley. What a treasure it is for the Lanesville community.!

My painting depicts Harley's ladder, rigging, and the ever familiar (but never to be completed) tag line:

And yes, that's me in the lower right corner
"drawing on the past."


Giclée On Watercolor Paper

Giclée, (pronounced Jhee-clay), is a French word
to describe a technique of spraying. It has become the
printer's definition for high quality, archival Fine Art
produced by digital print technology.

Collectors of Giclée prints are assured a reproduction
as close to the original artwork as technology will allow
along with superior archival standards demanded
by the Fine Art industry.
The pigment-based UV-secure inks are applied
to heavy weight, 100% cotton, acid-free paper.