Farm Theme Paintings

There is a beauty in farm lands similar to seascapes in that there is an abundance of free uncluttered open space. No signs, no advertisements in your face, no honking, loud music or sirens. I believe this peaceful mind resting ambiance simply must be a part of good mental health.
Farm animals like cows and sheep seem to enjoy it too. I especially find them funny with their rolly-polly bodies and "Far Side" expressions. Because of this I often paint the humorous side of farm life with an animated style using fun, bright colors.

Original acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas $ as marked
Giclée prints on gallery wrapped canvas (enhanced with acrylic)
28x38”= $435, 16x20"= $195

Original acrylic on canvas paintings are made with the best artist grade, light fast pigments available and can be hung in brightly lit areas. The painting extends over to finish the edges so framing is optional. My 30 x 40" originals weigh a mere 2 1/2lb (less than a cup of coffee) so hanging is simple and easy using conventional picture hooks. Because part of the image is on the edge, the face dimensions are reduced. 30x40” = 28x38” and 18x22” = 16x20”

Acrylic giclée prints on canvas look very similar to original paintings and are the best type of reproductions available today. I finish each print with artist-grade acrylic and a special mirrored edge treatment that simulates the painted edge of the original. They are ready to hang as is.

Purchase guarantee: If you are not completely happy with your purchase, I will refund 100% of your sale. 

Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator, painting by Barry Tate

new works coming soon
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas  

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Happy Sheep And Tractor is a fun cartoon-like farm painting by Barry Tate

Happy Sheep And Tractor
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(prints available)

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This was a fun commissioned painting based on a previous piece my clients loved. They were great to work with and were able to supply me with some images of their original homestead.
Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevator, painting by Barry Tate

Alberta Wheat Pool
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Wheat pools have been an historic part of the prairies in Canada and the United States. At one time thousands of grain elevators dotted the landscapes and played a crucial roll in the farming communities. Linked by railways and roads, they made shipping millions of tons of grain economical and efficient.
Cows Day Off is a fun cartoon like painting by Barry Tate

Cows Day Off
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a colorful and fun painting of cows enjoying a day off at the park.
This is a funny cow painting of cows picknicing on their weekend off.

Cows On Sunday 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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I had so much fun painting "Cows Day Off"  I had to do this one! Before I could even pick up my paintbrush folks were already offering enthusiastic suggestions. How about a jogger? How about a photographer using an old fashioned hooded camera? With ears poking out.  Hot dog vendor - no, make that a veggie dog! ... and so it went!
This is a painting of sheeps golfing!

Sheep And Greens
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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A black sheep has just bonked some golfers in the distance while the course marshal sleeps away the day!
This is an acrylic painting of a rooster singing

Everybody Sing! 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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No one says good morning with more enthusiasm than a rooster! Always happy to welcome in the day especially when the weather is warm and inviting. This cheerful virtuoso makes you smile and join in!
This is a funny chicken painting of a histerical chicken, by Barry Tate

Enough Already!
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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One of  most rewarding elements for me as an artist, is the infinite range of subject ideas I get from my clients. "Everybody Sing!" a fun rooster painting I did was inspired that way. Alas the owner of the rooster suggested he was lonely and a mate might be nice. The rooster's singing ability doesn't match his ego, and his girlfriend has had more than enough!
This is an acrylic painting of a rooster singing

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I know you are smiling now.
A humorus painting of funny cows at the beach

Day At The Beach
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Day At The Beach was inspired by the Sea Wall in Vancouver BC.  There's all sorts of things going on that beach goers can relate - a jogger with an ipod, a skate boarder, a little calf with their kite stuck in a tree! On the beach 2 bright red cows have over done their stay. A very sexy cow with heart shaped spots draws the admiration of an old bull, but his wife has a different opinion...
This is a colorful acrylic painting of a farm with a cree running by.

Farm And Reflections 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This farm scene is done with my interpretive style using fine black outlines. It has amazing color with rusts and golds against the cobalt blue pond.
An ancient oak tree by itself in a farmers field.

Old Oak At Mt. Newton
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a real oak tree on Mt. Newton Cross Roads just as spring is approaching. It's crazy twisted branches seem to go every which way but interestingly the tiny tips at the end of every branch where the new leaves form all turn up to meet the sun!
A fun and colorful painting of sheep with an old red tractor

Sheep And Tractor 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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An old clunky Ford, symbol of hard work and toil makes an interesting contrast to the rolly polly care-free sheep. Hard to see in this internet sample, but a little guy has found a perfect place to play in the hay wagon.
Cows And Bells is a humorus painting of cows grazing in yellow grass.

Cows And Bells 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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Cows do their own thing... which I think isn't very much! They pretty much eat and sleep and meander lazily. If it weren't for the fences, they would roam the earth aimlessly! Farmers attach big clangy cow bells like the one in the painting to them to help find them.
Funny sheep sleeping in a grassy field, a painting by Barry Tate

Sleepy Sheep
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Sheep are funny, fluffy and round. All the things we love as kids, no matter how old we are! I've been painting fun farm scenes for quite a while but this (by popular request) is the first vertical format painting.The 3 sheeps in the foreground have been enjoying a long lazy day in the sun and are ready for their nap.
An old red barn and pond painting using a unique interpretive style, by Barry Tate

Old Farm In Early Spring 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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This is a painting or a real barn near Sidney BC.
A sheep farm painting at the end of Summer, by Barry Tate

Oak And Sheep
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a painting of a real sheep farm at the end of summer. It is in North Saanich BC close to the Pat Bay Highway
 Funny goats raiding an old pickup truck!

Goats Gourmet
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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Goats climb on everything including trucks! And they eat everything in sight.
This is a farm painting with a windmill and dramatic prarie sky

Farm And Windmill 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a painting of a typical old barn and windmill on the foot hills of the prairies.
A fun painting of cartoon-like cows

Flower Power 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a colorful painting of a cow in a field full of flowers.
A funny herd of cows with blueberries

Cows And Blueberries 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

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This is a cow painting with blue berry bushes as a fun and interesting addition.
Keeping Cool is a funny cow painting. A painting of a little calf who has found a nice bit of shade in the heat of day.

Keeping Cool
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
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This is a realistic image of a sheep farm in fall by Barry Tate

Oak And Sheep 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

A colorful interpretive style acrylic painting of an island sheep farm, by Barry Tate

Seaside Farms 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)

A fun and colorful painting of a sheep farm on the prairies, by Barry Tate

Sheep And Reflections
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)

A colorful acrylic painting of holstien cows with an apple tree, by Barry Tate

Cows And Apples
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

This is a painting holstein cows with an old red tractor, by Barry Tate

Cows And Tractor
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

This is a sheep painting of funny sheep, by Barry Tate

Blue Sky And Sheep 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Red Barn with a small lake, sheep farm near Victoria BC, Vancouver Island

Old Farm In Early Spring
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

A dramatic prairie scene with a dark sky and yellow gold grassland. Painting by Barry Tate

Cows And Clover
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(16 x 20 prints available)

Dairy farm acrylic painting with holstein cows, by Barry Tate

Dairy Farm 
16 x 20” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)

Holstein cow painting with red barn, by Barry Tate

Holstein And Flowers 
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)

This is a fun and colorful painting of sheep with gooseberry bushes, on a prairy farm.

Sheep And Gooseberries
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)

Sleepy sheep with green apple tree painting by Barry Tate

Sleepy Sheep And Appless
30 x 40” acrylic on canvas, $ sold 
(no prints)