Paintings, Drawings and Photographs by Barbara Field (except where noted otherwise.)
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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Island in the Street
Chelton Way is a South Pasadena landmark. It is a quiet residential street. It used to be, in my time, distinguished by a giant oak tree growing in the middle of it. But despite very heroic efforts to save the tree in the first place when the road was built around it, the oak tree eventually died. Or probably just came close enough to dying to pose a big danger. There's a large planted area in the middle of Chelton Way that is shown in the foreground of this painting. I can't remember if this is where the oak tree was; I think the oak tree was a bit further north where the big Chelon Way sign is. Anyway, there are more nice trees growing in the middle of Chelton Way. This was painted in early June, when it was overcast in the morning, and the promise of summer still stretched ahead.