Sunday, September 7, 2008

Contented as the cats

The red scarf
art class drawing
18" x 24"
acrylic on watercolour paper

As I write this my two cats sleep at opposite ends of my bed,
the smell of chicken stew wafts up the stairs from the
kitchen to add to the overwhelming aroma of freshly
baked bread. We got a new breadmaker a few weeks
ago, but Steven isn't satisfied with the bread it bakes,
so he's making whole wheat bread from scratch and
baking it the traditional way in the oven. I heartily
support his choice, because the house smells super
for days.

Morning Glories climbing the banister
after the rain

It's been another wonderful day - rainy this morning
so we felt no obligation to be energetic. Steven
walked the dog then we chatted with our son in Korea.

I wanted to tell you about something happening
every Sunday that may interest you if you're
a portrait painter. Susan Carlin does a live video
cast. The pace is leisurely, you could
paint along, or wander in and out as I did watching
the piece progress and picking up tips.

In fact she helped me solve a problem I'm having
with a commission with her method of breaking
the image down into smaller parts.

If you know the name of these white flowers,
please write and tell me.
They're a beautiful end of summer flower.

I've got to go to school tomorrow, so this is it for

Have an everything-looks-new day.


Theresa Rankin said...

! always enjoy reading your blog and seeing your wonderful paintings and've passed along "Brilliante Weblog" award to you, you can read more about it on my site. You inspire me!! Enjoy.

indiaartist said...

Fabulous blog and great paintings! You are a colorist!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Theresa,

You're back!. I'll have to read your
blog. The "Brilliante Weblog" - How
exciting. I was just about to tell
people to visit your blog for
fabulous landscapes and still life

No. You inspire me.
Thank you.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Indiaartist,

Thanks for your kind appreciation.
Your work is wonderful too.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Indiaartist,

Thanks for your kind appreciation.
Your work is wonderful too.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barb
I'm sorry you could join Stephen to walk your dog...but soon you will!

Your painting is lovely, very nice. You know, you could make a wonderful book with your paintings and the stories you tell about the people you paint, and things on your mind or going on around you during that time. Really. I'd love to see it!

Aren't morning glories a glory? Just love them. I don't know what that white flower is. Is it in your garden? What is it?
Thank you for the nice comment on my blog. :o)

Hope you've had a nice day....

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Judi,

Yes those white flowers are
in my garden. They have a base
of dark green leaves and then these
tall stems shoot up from the mass
of leaves and the flowers are lovely.

Thanks for your kind comment.


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