Sunday, May 24, 2009

Late night...full day



Pansies in a hotel ware cream jug
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

This was Sunday as it should be -- glorious outside with a high
blue sky -- the backyard maples totally blocking off the view of
the houses beyond, swallows and small yellow birds swooping.

We had every meal staring at the world as we sat on our shady
back porch. We let the yowling Siamese, Fiona have a walk
in the backyard, and allowed Timbah to sit on our knees and
smell the air -- fragrant with mown grass and lilac -- oh delicious
day.


Fiona in the forget-me-nots

I did another little Pansie painting. The pansies on Steven's
bedside table are in a straight up and downish, old hotel
cream jug. Much more masculine and constrained, which
is a funny way to describe pansies, rich, feminine flowers
that they are... but the container just is more guy.

Have a miraculous-Monday-day.

4 comments:

claud-hop said...

Hey Barbara,

Pretty painting! (I also like the one from the previous post). I don't know much about flowers, but I have always liked pansies, partly for their name but mostly because they're so cute and colourful.

Love,
Claudia

r garriott said...

What wonderful posterization on this painting! Reminds me of a fine silk screen print.

(Love the cat in the flowers, too!)

Barbara M. said...

Hi Claudia,

Thanks so much. I like pansies too.
They are colourful, and they really can't stand heat, so they don't
last when the full summer hits.

Love,
Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi R.,

Thanks so much. I don't know what posterization is, but you do intrigue me.

Yes, we're ridiculously fond of the fine Fiona. The girl can talk.

Take care,

Barbara

Portrait Artist

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