Pear Packing Alley, South Fir Street Medford, Oregon

February 21, 2013 § 5 Comments

Pear Packing Alley,  South Fir Street Medford, Oregon

Pear Packing Alley, South Fir Street Medford, Oregon Oil on Panel, 12″ x 16″ $500

Last Friday I woke up to a glorious sunny day – the first in months!  We always get a February false spring – or February Fake Out, as some call it.  Warm weather for a few days before it starts to rain again.  I gathered up my stuff and headed to a street in Medford that I’ve wanted to paint for a long time.  Pear orchards have been a large part of the local economy here for years and this street – S. Fir  St in Medford hosts both Naumes and Tree Top packing plants. Playing with and paying attention to the perspective on this one was super fun.  It was fantastic to be out working en plein air after many months stuck in the studio.  Of course I have grand plans again this year to spend much, much  more time painting outside. We shall see!

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§ 5 Responses to Pear Packing Alley, South Fir Street Medford, Oregon

  • Nancy says:

    We call it February Goodweather. I LOVE this painting. It gives me that “I’ve been there” feeling, and I especially like the way you included the grass that insists its way even in this most industrial scene.

  • Honey says:

    Sarah-
    This is perfect. The squares and rectangles in the upper left are unmistakable. Should the owners of the packing companies see this, they will knock down your door to own it.
    -Honey

    • sarahfburns says:

      : ) !! I know if you meet them at a party you will tell them about it too! I ran into Abby Kraft over the weekend and she was like, “Sarah Burns, where do I know that name from? Did you do a painting of Honey Marchetti?” Thank you!

  • David Gordon says:

    Hey Sarah. Just checking out your blog. This is really nice! I like the industrial scapes your working on.

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