Here in Northern Virginia, Route 7 is one of the main roadways that is traversed by thousands of cars every day. It goes all the way from Winchester (near West Virginia) to Alexandria (across the river from Washington, DC). Heck, I even live just 5 minutes from Route 7. In fact, my mother-in-law has lived in various locations right off of Route 7 her whole entire life! Suffice it to say, it’s like a pulsating artery that carries life to and fro in Northern Virginia.
This 8 x 8 x 1.5 original painting shows Route 7 going from the mountains near Winchester to the famous trolleys of Alexandria on King Street, with the Washington Monument nearby. A state map of Virginia is also painted in. It is hand-framed with poplar wood that I painted white and attached to the canvas with finish nails. The canvas was hand-constructed with organic cotton, heavy-duty FSC-certified wood stretcher bars, and an all-natural, 100% non-toxic gesso primer.