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Pear tree with fruit – oil painting by Karen Winters

December 10th, 2012

Pear Tree at the Old Mill
12 x 9 oil painting on linen

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El Molino Viejo, in San Marino, California is an old adobe building where historically there was a grist mill. Growing around the far side of the building is a wonderful pear tree which continues to bear fruit in season. I’m guessing it’s a dwarf variety, and probably does not date back to the age of the building. But I think it adds a bit of old California charm to the location, along with the pomegranate trees. It suggests the kinds of trees that were abundant in California missions.

3 Comments »

  1. Lovely, Karen. Your sharing the history about the early trees around the missions gives it extra richness and meaning.
    I always love it when you do that. Thank you.
    annie

    Comment by annie — December 12, 2012 @ 10:17 am
  2. A beautiful, but sad, example of what California used to be. Now, we are even importing much of our fruit/produce!

    Comment by Cafe Pasadena — December 17, 2012 @ 9:57 am
  3. Unbelievable painting, Your colors texture is excellent.

    Comment by David O Russell — February 26, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

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