Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Thursday, February 20, 2014
Might As Well Paint
Last Saturday, I visited Defender's Park in Pasadena. It's a small park with some significant monuments, but I believe its main purpose is access to the Colorado Bridge. Because the mountains looked beautiful, and not because I'm obstinate, I painted with my back to the bridge. There is a sign posted at the bridge to discourage suicide, "there is hope." My back was to the sign as well, but not metaphorically or anything. I started painting relatively early and relatively small, which afforded me some extra time to do little people studies. They include a couple of painters and some unsuspecting walkers.
Here is the view that is behind you if you are driving west on the Colorado Bridge or sitting and painting it at street level.