Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
New stuff very often.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
This is my painting from last week of the Southwestern Academy in San Marino. When I was a child, it was a military academy. I actually knew two boys who were sent there because they were unruly. Military school was one of my father's favorite threats. The Academy used to have a cannon in front that Caltech students used to delight in painting and/or stealing. Finally the cannon was gifted to Caltech, probably around the same time the school stopped being a military school. The school still has a Washington Hall and a Lincoln Hall and a replica of the log cabin where Abraham Lincoln was born. This is Lincoln Hall, as you can almost read, while experiencing something similar to my own nearsightedness. I kind of botched the drawing, but it doesn't bother me too much. It's good I don't build bridges.