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I recently learned that the Old Abandoned Barns neighboring my childhood home in Calvert County, Maryland were torn down and cleared out for a new home being built in the Community. Saddened by the news, I wanted to paint a homage to the barns. I wanted to remember the days when my friends and I would play hide and seek, seek refuge from the rain while playing in the fields, and camp out during the summer. These are just some of the very fond memories I had being young and carefree. A decade after I moved to Virginia, I took a drive to Maryland to see how they were holding up and made them the subject of my First Photography Assignment in College. I received an A on the project, too.
Although there were 4 barns on the property, I painted the largest of the bunch, The Tobacco Barn. Even though the barn is no more, I will always remember the aroma of the drying tobacco, gazing up to the eaves and seeing rows upon rows of hanging tobacco in the rafters, the creaking of the boards when the wind wafted through the walls, and the distant call from my Mother next door telling me it's time to come inside for supper.

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24.0" x 30.0"

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