Thursday, June 5, 2008

For the love of cherries

Our little cherry tree planted in a space
between the garage and the neighbour's
fence, which is too small for the poor
thing, has been the source of great joy
and more than one painting.

Here I played with branches with
not yet ripe green cherries, in a
crystal jug against a cherry red ground.
It's more detailed than I thought it was
going to be. Outside right now the
cherries are exactly like this on the tree.
Thunder ripples through the sky, and
the cat is asking me to shut down
my computer.

In a few weeks we will have so many
cherries that both Steven and our neighbour
Gill will make as many pies as our
families can eat, and then ---poof it's
all over and the birds and squirrels
who can stand sour cherries harvest the rest.

Have a crystal clear day tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

OMG...that is a fantastic painting Barbara! I love the reds and the strong verticals and curves...and that! This one is a keeper! Don't sell it!

Barbara Muir said...


Already sold -- three years ago!

Thanks though! Don't be sad,
selling is one of my main goals.


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