There is a big red barn that we have passed on the way to the beach for 20 years now. And other than the few fresh paint jobs, it has stood there - unchanged.  Like a monument, while we have changed -- it has stayed the same. I can see the barn in my mind and I painted it from memory. In an attempt to capture the worn facade, I  experimented with a new technique -- I applied and then washed off the paint, multiple times, leaving the color underneath to show through. 

- Lesli DeVito

Red Barn

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

40" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Lesli DeVito
Greenwood, Virginia

Getting to Know Lesli

Lesli Devito can’t quite remember when she started painting, just that she’s been doing it for quite a while now. With no formal training, Lesli took her own path and experimented with different types of paint. Eventually, she settled on something unconventional: acrylic house paint. She hopes that her works will “take people to their happy place.” Lesli also created a blog called My Old Country House in which she writes about her life, art and other adventures.