The Route 4 Comment Board
It started at Artworks at 7th
Let me know if you would like to host this board at your business offices or shop along Route 4. I am looking for layers and layers of commentary about this Calvert County Road.
this is the first state
this is the second state
see a detail, below
Showing in 2016
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Collage and Mixed Media
The Route 4 Paintings:
Red Barn — Grey Day
Red Barn at 7pm on Solomons
This image was captured the same date, time and place as 'View Driving North into Calvert' which is shown below..from on top of the bridge, just look right.
Route 4 - 2014 View Driving North into Calvert
Red Barn at 5pm
you n me
Note: The snow of early February, 2016 saw the end of the V tree.
you n me
The Corn God - Fall
Route 4 Church
White house north of Sixes Road
Heading south on Route 4, just before the Route 2 merge.
You can find this landscape driving south on Route 4, just south
This is a winter view of the pair of barns seen above,
Two White Roofs
Red Barn in Winter 2010
Old Route 4
Route 4 back in the 60's. Looking north toward Chaneyville Road.
I welcome CDs with imagery of Historic Route 4 and Calvert County.
Route 4 - 2005 View of Flag Barn
NOTE: the barn on the right has been pulled down since 2005,
These trees, which I believe to be a row of sugar maples, strike a surprising, delicate balance, a dialogue between the trees and the traffic. I put no cars or trucks on the road, but in actuality, we rarely see 30 seconds with out traffic at this time of the day. I call this one The Promise because these trees stand like a contract between the farm and progress.
Broomes Island Oak
Route 4 - 2008 View Down Into Solomons
Just south from Broomes Island Road, looking left, you will find this barn.
A collection of Small Works ready for the holiday show
Red Barn at 6pm
Bowen's Barn - Foggy Dawn
Norfolk Dairy Farm
the white road
The Corn God
This one greets you at the intersection of Route 4 and Broomes Island Road. The head has gone, but the body remains, and the corn is really, really good, as are the tomatoes.
Red Barn 8am
The Flag Barn
The Red Barn
Just North of Sixes Road
This farm can be seen just north of sixes road on the Northbound side of Route 4.
Red Barn in Corn
Yellow Bank Road, Dunkirk
You see this view driving south on Route 4 just north of Dunkirk.
The Pumpkin Barn
This is the barn at Talbott Road, Route 4 north.
January 30th, Winter Drive
This is a winter view of the "Support Our Troops" Barn in Owings.
Red Barn at 6pm in 2010
The Red Barn is situated just north of the Route 2 intersection on the right.
Headed North on Route 4, just past Talbott Road. A glance back.
Annapolis, Junction 1 Mile
One thing I personally love about Route 4 are the ups and downs.
All the Route 4 images are taken from the front passenger seat at the speed limit. It's so that the views I am capturing are those we see every day as we drive up ad down this road. On this day, we drove by this lounge chair set up right by the road. Our guess is that it fell off of someone's truck, and that some one else came along and got it off the road and set it up with a good view. It is located just at Coster Road going north, and ahead is the blue sign for Lusby, the stop light, and the PBP tower.
The light ahead is Stoakley Road at Calvert Memorial Hospital.
The White Barn
Located across from Lord Baltimore Drive, this is one of the first paintings I made in the series. I consider it one of the most significant views visible from Route 4.
The Barns next to Trotts
I like Trotts and I love this barn and the way the rows of crops line up in front of it. Mums?
As you drive north in the morning this scene catches your eye on the right just after you leave Prince Frederick. This painting is a faithful reproduction of a row of old trees that have been overtaken by vines and underbrush. And no, it's not a marching band of stuffed animals, no sharks, no dogs, no hairy people, just stumps and vines and tendrils, right?
Red Barn at Six PM
The red barn shows up on the right just north of the Route 2 intersection. This barn has a number of faces depending on what time of year you see it. I enjoy watching the progress of the crops in the field. The corn got high enough in this image to obscure the barn door. This was a tough view to catch, taken from the passenger side of the car, moving with traffic, going south.
Red, White and Blue
This barn can be seen just behind a line of trees along Route 4 just south of Broomes Island Road. Like a constellation, it is only visible from November through April. I should name it Orion.
I am not sure the Bowens own this property, but it is the field situated right behind Bowen's Florist just north of Prince Frederick. The barn and the little house speak to one another, they are connected, and it is very difficult to picture one without the other. It is also easier to see this scene as you drive south. Catch a glimpse of it just before you enter town.
This view can be found just north of Bowen's Florist. The fruit stand has been taken away.
These trees are just south of Chaneyville Road. They have a special place in this series because of their proximity to the road and the intimacy with Route 4. Here is a peaceful scene, sometimes with a field of wheat behind, sometimes with corn growing high. A pastoral scene, right up against the trucks and cars and traffic. It's a delicate relationship, which, at the moment, is quite balanced.
Field of Curiosities
We call this one the field of curiosities because there are several objects in this scene that do not seem to belong, for instance, load palettes, huge wooden spools for cables, big wooden? boxes, hay bales and objects like that. At first we thought, well it could be a target or archery field. Well, we were close. Turns out it's a paintball field. Sign of the times and what is fun in life, right? It hasn't altered much in five or so years at least. It is on the right as you travel south on Route 4. It is a great field, I have another version of this taken in the summer, which I plan to paint as well.
Talbot Road intersects Route 4 just where the road divides north
a detail from the comment board
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