Thursday, October 1, 2009

Little green backyard

Into the jolly garden
acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Remember the Prince song, Little Red Corvette, somehow
looking at this painting I did plein air today, trying to
capture the final summer party in my garden (painting
in a ski jacket -- hey it's cold here), I thought of the song.
Tomorrow school again, a very early start, so I can't
tell you about the Steichen and Calder shows I saw at
the Art Gallery of Ontario last night. Just fabulous. I
was so happy and wildly excited seeing them.
So let's save that story for the weekend.

Have a loving-what-drives-you day.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Love this one Barbara. So many colours and yet the whole thing is totally harmonious. A great composition too.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

Thanks so much. I'm delighted that you like it. I felt like it was mostly green, but I'm glad the other colours are coming through.

Take care,


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, this reminds me of "pointillism", so many little dots! Nice souvenir of summer!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

I seem to be into the dots lately. Yes summer is really over this weekend. And it was colder than normal, so most people are upset to see it go.


Linny D. Vine said...

I love the flow feel of this one...and the it all!

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