Monday, April 6, 2009

So it snowed today!

Our tiny backyard, wet and iced with snow.
Yes that's snow!

Woke up this morning after a restless sleep dreaming
about painting to find the predicted snow came two
days later. So there it was icing the rooftops, sugaring
the new grass. And the good thing is that we were
supposed to spray our two trees with organic dormant
oil spray yesterday because it was getting very warm, and
the buds were ready to pop. We didn't get around to it,
and now we have a few days grace. Yay!

April seems to be the fastest month of the year. It's
the end of term, time to prepare for the D.V.A.C.'s spring
juried show, tax time -- the days are glutted with work,
and the garden takes a back seat, just when it should
be first. So thank you snow.

Before the Dance with the cat
acrylic on canvas,
36" x 48"
working on the details of the dress

Tonight I worked on one of my big paintings, starting to
put on some detail. It snowed on and off all day, and it's been
a hard working day, so I'll tell you more tomorrow.

Have an okay-I-don't-mind-wearing-my-winter-coat-or-not day.


Laurel Daniel said...

ooooh! nice additions! it's so fun to see the before and after. Good choice on the chair color and nice details on her dress.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thanks so much. The chair has been white, beige, grey, blue, and pink. And then I was staring at an image of a painting that's my screen saver, and thought -- yellow over red! Yes!


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