Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Cherryhood

Late afternoon Cherrywood
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Davide Tonizzo who lives across the street from me
is a designer, who designed an environmentally
friendly van, that was featured in a photo op with
Obama recently. Davide calls our street the "Cherryhood"
and we trade stories about what's up in our
creative lives, and cheer one another on in emails
when something great happens.

I sat on my front porch waiting for a friend to visit,
and drew my neighbour's house (not Davide's) onto
a canvas. The rest is partially memory, and partially
fantasy. Only the shapes are more or less real. I love
painting houses from time to time. This one has been
attacked by horrible renovators, but salvaged by my
neighbour's lush and well tended garden, with its
masses of flowers, and lovely bushes and trees, which
pretty much cover up past owners' (4 or five owners back)
less attractive decisions.

Have a loving-what-flowers-can-do day.


Don Coker said...

This piece is very cool, Barbara! Guess you love the Fauves?? I do to.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Don,

Thanks so much. I sure do love the Fauves, but I didn't even think about that until I looked at the almost finished painting.

Take care,


eldon warren said...

You're work is so unique. I really like this one.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

That's good. I think I'll do another one.

Take care,


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