Friday, May 19, 2006

Across from Best Buy



If you have spent any time in Richmond, or in any rural country side turned suburban metropolis like Downtown Short Pump, you have seen this place. It is the last hold out of the by gone era. This large farm has sat across the street from the Best Buy, Home Depot, Kohls, Target, and Walmart for almost 15 years. It is really no longer funtional though you can see all of the cast off functionality from the road. The grain silo and the multiple out buildings must have been useful at some point. Now there is a four lane stop light standing by, waiting for the road that will lead into this farm turned shopping center. It is beautiful, sad, inevitable, and somehow I really like the rythum of the stop lights against the sky. There is a backhoe parked in the grass 50 yards from the fence as I write this. There is a large gaping hole in the field to the right of the stop lights. I went out there the other day and took some photos so that I could finish this painting. I could hear it calling me.

Acrylic on Canvas
16" x 20"
$250

2 comments:

triathlonmom said...

Great painting. I love your use of color and the subjects you choose. Is that price really correct? Seems like too little.

Pearl Quick said...

John
If this is the farm I remember, I had a childhood friend who would visit her cousin on this farm and I would sometimes go with her. They had several horses and and a large boxer dog. I had fun riding the horses and sometimes the dog. When I would pass this farm in Short Pump, the memories would flow. Alas, that farm is gone now.
Pearl