Monday, March 8, 2010

Back at school -- so early to rise



Photo taken from the car on the 401 near Windsor
This country house is like a few I'll see tomorrow
on the way to school. No vineyards there though.
(I think those are vineyards in the background.)
Barbara Muir © 2010

I am not an early morning person, as I've said
before. So on evenings before early classes, I
have to force myself to wind down a few hours
before what would be normal for me. It
feels so alien to get to bed before midnight.
But alas.

So I will be very fast tonight. It was the first
day back at school this afternoon, and it feels
like I've been away forever. My students are
great fun, and I feel very lucky to be teaching
them.

So goodnight all. I intend to paint all day
tomorrow after class.

Have a Yay-I-get-to-paint-all day day.

8 comments:

jyothisethu said...

barbara,
the picture is beautiful...
should have an artistic eye and mind to see and capture such pictures...
went through the entire blog...
keep on doing the brilliant job...

Karen Bruson said...

Gorgeous photo.

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Are you going to paint the photo you took from the car? It is a lovely shot.

eldon warren said...

Nice photo. Looks awfully cold tho. I was out yesterday taking the "Frozen" photo. Got some nice ref. material. Are you planning a painting around this one?

Barbara M. said...

Hi jyothisethu,

Thanks so much. I am s glad you like it.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Karen,

There are many beautiful views on that drive from Windsor to Toronto. It's a long drive, but a great rest for the eyes.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I never really know when I'll be hit by a photo and want to paint it. For now it's in place of a painting, but maybe one day I will.

Glad you like it.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

I took the shot about five weeks ago. Since then we've had some warmth up here, but it's still winter. Right now I'm not planning a painting. I take shots with my husband's great little camera, the whole time we're travelling. Maybe one day I'll do a road series, but right now people get most of my attention.

Take care,

Barbara

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