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ChuckL
09-03-2007, 05:09 PM
Wow this is a busy forum. Thanks for the final comments on the other mushroom thread. Here are the last two in that series ( for a while) both 5x7 oil/panel
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2007/49402-shroom4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2007/49402-shroom5.jpg

This one is called Goodbye Brighton Farms. 8x10 oil/canvas.
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/03-Sep-2007/49402-2orchids.jpg
I picked up the brick out of the rubble from what used to be Brighton Farms...about twelve orchid greenhouses here in my hometown. It was a thriving business since the 30s but fell into hard times after the owner died a few years ago. Sad...even sadder that yet another housing development will be going up in it's place...like mushrooms, only far less attractive!
...chuck

Terry Wynn
09-03-2007, 07:21 PM
Wow, love the mushroom paintings but then I'm a sucker for orchids. The brick with the orchids and the story....very touching.

Terry

gaykir
09-03-2007, 07:48 PM
WOW!! My hats off to you! Tremedous mushrooms but the juxtaposition of the orchids and the used brick is fabulous!:clap: :clap: :clap:

Sneuart
09-04-2007, 12:54 AM
I picked up the brick out of the rubble from what used to be Brighton Farms...about twelve orchid greenhouses here in my hometown. It was a thriving business since the 30s but fell into hard times after the owner died a few years ago. Sad...even sadder that yet another housing development will be going up in it's place...like mushrooms, only far less attractive!
...chuck

I love the paintings, I can almost smell the earthy mushrooms. I used to live in SJ, grew up in the Northfield/Linwood/Somers Point area. I recognize the name Brighton farms, and so appreciate that you chose to include a brick from a lost landmark with your orchids. The Garden State is looking less and less like Gardens, I hate those McMansion developments. I am now very sad and wistful to know that Brighton Farms is gone, but so glad to see how you have preserved a part of SJ's more beautiful history.

THIS is part of why we paint, isn't it?