Wednesday, March 18, 2009
401 -- in Canada it's a highway
our school house in Nova Scotia. It's probably the
most abstract painting I've ever done -- and
after touching it up a tiny bit tonight, I decided
that I like it just as it is.
My 401st blog entry
This is my 401st blog in a row. In Toronto we
have a super highway called the 401, which runs
from Windsor, Ontario to the Quebec border.
You can start your journey to our school house
in Nova Scotia right here in Toronto on the 401
like we do almost every year.
The trees in the painting appear to disappear
because they were the width of a finger when
we bought the place 14 years ago. So though
they get sturdier and massively bigger every
year, we're always surprised to see them, because
we never thought they'd survive. Now they are
ridiculously tall poplars and they make a lovely
flickering sound, when the sea wind whips up
the Wallace River three acres behind the house.
Friends down the road tell me the building has
made it through another winter of hellish storms.
Hallelujah! And three cheers for me, I've made
it to 401 blogs. Thanks for being there for me
all the way.
Have a noticing-the-trees-growing day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: email@example.com
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!