Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Woah there life!
was dark, a slow streak of light amplified as I
drove to work, and I felt joyous, even though
I hadn't had anywhere near enough sleep.
Steven and I have big lists in the kitchen now
of all we have to accomplish in the next couple
of weeks, and that calmed me down. I headed
home from work tonight with identical
lighting. A thin streak of brilliant yellow and
pink lit the dark silhouettes of pines, and geese
practiced flying in low Vs. Breathtaking. Then the
light left the horizon and a steady stream of
car lights formed low stars on the road.
The upshot of this has been no attention to the
paintings I must do. So here is a little pansy
painting from a few years ago, that I tried to
beef up tonight, without much success. I used
to draw the flowers on with marker, and I'm
no longer enamoured of that technique. I added
some darks, changed the background colours,
and I think we'll call it a little sketch. It is
little. And for today....that's all folks.
Thanks for your thoughtful comments on folding.
To my own university boy I send great courage
out into the night. Hang in my son, you are
a wonderful actor. To all the other students
around the world studying like crazy and trying
to please professors, please get some sleep.
Have a getting-enough-sleep-to-be-happy 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!