Monday, July 27, 2009

Peaches please.



First Peaches
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(not quite finished)

I didn't quite finish the little peach painting I started
this morning done, because it's been a busy day with
other commissioned work. I don't usually paint fruit,
but I like to when it's in season. In Toronto
winter is so snowy, that the thought of fruit trees is
almost too luxurious to contemplate in the midst of
January. But now, with every tree heavily laden with
apples, peaches, plums -- my oh my, it's
exciting. I hope that excitement translates into my
little paintings. And just like Julie Davis cruising
down the highway deciding to stop for peaches,
everyone living where fruit ripens in late July,
early August can almost yearns for that fresh
fruit taste. Yum.

Have an eating-the-fruits-of-the-land day.

8 comments:

Tammy Hext said...

Hi Barbara,
Just wanted to let you know I have given you the Bella Sinclair award. Thank you for all your kind words and encouragement!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks so much for the award. And thanks for your kind words to me, I really appreciate your thoughts.

Take care,

Barbara

Karen Bruson said...

Looks great already. Love the pure intensity of the colors.

Gwen Bell said...

Gorgeous, intense color! That glass is REALLY good (did I say that loud enough...'cause it really is really good)!

Liza Hirst said...

I agree! That glass is really, really good! Great loose brushwork!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much. The colour is lush -- partially because I used the open acrylics and they seem to be a bit more vibrant.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Gwen,

I'm so glad you think so. I was going to show the process, but the underpainting with black in places looked a bit grim.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Liza,

The quick brushwork was in a effort to get to the peaches before the fruitflies, which are everywhere now because of the garbage strike -- over sometime this week! Hurray. Now it's just the pick up that has to happen, and presto back to normal.

xoxoxoxBarbara

Portrait Artist

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