The painting above is titled “Rails To The Sun”.

It was inspired by a photograph taken by Photographer Jeremy Riffe. He found this scene totally by accident as he walked home after dropping his car off at a local garage for repairs. You can see his work at https://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremyriffephotography/. He is also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JeremyRiffePhotography .

This painting is set in Dublin, Virginia. It is a town named after Dublin, Ireland and perhaps best known for the historical Smithfield Plantation. Dublin is located in Pulaski County in the western part of Virginia. It is a small town developed around it’s railroad depot and is said to be part of Virginia’s International Trade Zone. The train tracks in the painting are an active part of the Norfolk and Southern rail network.

The Norfolk Southern Railroad is rooted in the earliest days of railroading. Chartered on January 20th, 1870 in North Carolina as the Elizabeth City and Norfolk Railroad, it was intended to run between its namesake cities, a distance of 46 miles. After hundreds of railroad consolidations and reorganizations spanning two centuries they have emerged as a company of strong bloodlines with a future as vibrant as its history. Norfolk Southern Railway Company operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. They serve every major container port in the eastern United States, and provide efficient connections to other rail carriers.

For a complete history and current status of Norfolk Southern, go to – http://nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/the-norfolk-southern-story.html.

I want to thank Mr. Riffe for sharing his discovery of this scenic view and sharing information about the location. I hope that the brief historical synopsis is of interest to all and that my painting of the scene does justice to his discovery in his home town.

You can contact me with comments via email at paintingsbyrick@gmx.com

Announcements of New and Ongoing Exhibits

The painting on the right is titled "Back Yard Trees". It will be part of the Benfield Gallery’s exhibit titled “Artist Eye 2019”. The exhibit opens on October 26, 2019 and runs until November 30, 2019. An artist reception is scheduled for October 26th between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.  Please go to www.benfieldgallery.com for details about the gallery and exhibit.

The Arts Council of Anne Arundel County has selected "Celebration of Independence" shown below left for the BWI Thurgood Marshall Exhibit titled "Colors of the World". The show opened July 22, 2019 and runs until November 14, 2019. The exhibit is located at BWI airport between concords "C" and "D".

The painting below right is titled “Annapolis Snow Day”. It will appear in the What’s Up? Media 9th exhibit "Artists Favorites”. The exhibit is located at the What's Up? Media office building, 201 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD 21401.

This exhibit opened on Friday, August 23, 2019 and will continue until December 18, 2019.

The paintings shown below are part of the "Wonders of Nature" exhibit being held at the Arundel Medical Center located in Annapolis, Maryland. The exhibit is located in the Center's Clatanoff Pavilion near the Healing Gardens.. The exhibit Started August 6, 2019 and runs until December 2, 2019.

The painting on the left is titled "Dispersion of Light". The painting on the right is titled "Canyon River View".

 

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