Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Friday, July 26, 2013
Los Angeles was named in Spanish when still it was part of Mexico. There is some lingering controversy about whether this is Angelino Heights or Angeleno Heights. Early documentation refers to Angeleno Heights, but current signs mark it as Angelino Heights. It all depends how much you want to Anglicize it. I'm not choosing. I called it Angelino Heights in the previous post.
I find this painting slightly unnerving. It teeters on the edge between realistic and what? cartoony? primative? I start to experience depth and then get caught short by flatness. Anyway, the slope is pretty authentic. As you might imagine, a place with Heights in the name is hilly. I'm going to keep forcing myself to paint cars until I get them right. Then perhaps I'll move on to people if it's not too late.