Sunday, November 15, 2009
The long road to early
and tomorrow I must be there. I've been
marking papers for most of the day
conscious that they must go in tomorrow,
and I'm up so hellishly early. The odd
thing is that yanked out of bed by the alarm
before daylight, gulping down coffee and
breakfast and hurrying to get ready,
I quite enjoy the morning, and being
up before even this giant city gets
So I need to go to bed, and tonight's
painting of the first mandarin oranges
of the season may not be completely
finished. I'll give it a serious look
tomorrow before starting a new
commission. Our mandarins
look like small orange golf balls,
and so far don't taste much better.
But they're pretty. Edward B. Gordon
painted opulent Clementines with
glorious green leaves a few weeks
ago. These are their seriously less
lush sisters. I've got them in bowls
all over the house, because their colour
is rich and beautiful, even if they are
a bit dry, and not fully ready for eating.
Have an enjoying-the-fruits-of-life day.
- Barbara Muir
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: email@example.com
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!