Shipman Va. (a large oil painting)

There is a small town ten or eleven miles south of where I live that I go through on my way to Lovingston. Its a small railroad crossing town called Shipman. There is a post office and a old livery shop and some homes. There are also some old Railroad Warehouse buildings that still remain but are unused at the present time. The other buildings are kept up well yet some are falling into the ground debilitated and crumbling. These were no doubt signs of a loftier times when the railroad was depended upon to a greater extent. I chose to paint the remaining ones that have been kept in better shape. The highway is used by many people, its just that most simply pass threw rather than stop for business.

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