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New York 1887

I'm still in my New York phase. This painting shows a view of Gowanus Creek NY. A white Square Rigger with sails drying lies aft of a Tug boat. The open port which was used in handling timber and lumber cargoes is visible at her bow. My reference came from an old book of maritime New York in the 19t

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You can almost taste the atmosphere, Edgar. Once again a jewel of a painting, thanks for sharing,
Jim
 

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Edgar, just WOW! Another stunning painting! You did an amazing job with this one, hope you have more for "show and tell".

Dave Boone
 

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Idyllic, and with a very lovely light. The two tugs are the only machinery around, and nearly everything is made of wood. One could envy those living in that age the beauty to be seen, but it was not a world for old men and weaklings I guess.
 

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One more reason why your work is so appealing to me Edgar is because of the surfaces of the objects. The distressed timber and patina of old hard worked hulls , the weather beaten sails etc. To me the modern vessels are sanotised and far too uniform. Last but not least the smoke . As an asthma sufferer , no doubt a legacy of life in the "Smoke" during the 40's-50's , I would not change a thing.
Steins comments are a reality check for the demands of that life .
 

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Like Dave, I can only say WOW! I can just imagine it being exactly as you've captured it, right down to the gulls waiting for a handout.
Thank you Edgar.

Don
 

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I don't know about tasting the atmosphere Jim but I can certainly smell it and hear the hustle and bustle of a busy port. Another great work of art Edgar.
 

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Another outstanding work of art!
You are a very talented man Beaches - keep them coming!
 

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A very big thank you to all the kind people who paid comment to my latest painting. If truth were known, whilst painting a Marine subject, at the back of one's mind is the hope that some understanding person of a piece of art will bring a response to what you have done and when favourable comment comes along it engenders a very good feeling. Thank you.
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Edgar.
 

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Once again, Edgar, a pleasure to the eye and a stimulant to the senses. I know and respect the fact that you choose your own scenes and vessels for your New York scenes but - should you ever wish to - please feel free to use the 'detail' of my old ship, the 'Obuasi', alongside our Company's berth, Pier 1 Brooklyn. I own the copy write to the painting of her at sea which I posted on this, the Marine Art section of SN, back in August this year. Her, working cargo alongside Pier I, in the 'shadow' of Brooklyn Bridge with the Schlitz Beer sign flashing - if my fading memory is correct - from ashore and tug activity on the water, takes my mind back 53 years. Sadly I don't have any photographic records of 'same' and I believe Pier 1, as a 'working berth', is long gone so - strange as it seems to say it - what I've been describing is now 'history' in the true meaning of the word.

Just a thought and I hope you didn't mind my mentioning. Keep up your much admired work - irrespective of my 'suggestion'. Kind regards. GTP
 

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