Sunday, January 3, 2010

The compulsion to paint



New Year's Eve Tulips
watercolour and black marker on watercolour paper
8 1/2 x 11 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

It's very late, and I've just finished a fast watercolour
sketch. I'd planned to do a quick charcoal sketch of
our table after the Christmas dinner was over. That's
right we had a second one tonight, and it was delicious.
But passing through the kitchen I saw that the
gorgeous tulips I bought for New Year's Eve are almost
finished and I had to try and capture a little of their
full blown beauty.

But now I'm heading off to bed.
I hope you had a lovely Sunday. I know I did.

Have a loving-the-first-week-of-the-New-Year day.

6 comments:

Zina Chmielowski said...

Gorgeous tulips, Barbara.

Janie B said...

Love it!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Zina,

Thanks so much. Happy New Year.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Janie,

Thanks so much. I'm glad you like the
tulips.

Take care,

Barbara

Melinda said...

I do believe you're going to inspire an early spring with this lovely painting--full of energy, color and life!

Really beautiful. Happy first week!

cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara
Beautiful tulips. I know, such is the brevity of the bloom - you have to grab those delicate petals while they’re hot which is possibly why Morandi chose to paint artificial flowers.
What are you reading these days? Any good novels?
Xooxoxoxoxoxoxo
Marcia

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