Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's a working Sunday

Portrait water series stage five
acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
(I had to use the flash to get
anything like the real colour here.
It was a toss up between accurate
colour, and shine. I picked colour.)

I'm delighted that we got a bit of a walk in to the
nearby Ravine before the rain hit, and before
my deluge of marking covered the surface of my
bed, which acts like a work table in my room.

But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself. In between
the sweet walk, noting each crocus in our neighbours'
gardens, and the spring song of hundreds of birds
in the ravine, we went to get flowers. By now most
of you know that this is our weekend ritual. What
you may not know is that our favorite flower shop
suffered a fire last year, and was closed for six months
for repairs. The fire began in the flower refrigerator,
and was put out before there were any flames in
the store, but the smoke damage was extensive.

Although we made friends with the other shops
in the row, we missed our friends Lyn and Annie
so much. Today was the first day we'd seen the shop
open, and I rushed in behind the counter to give
Lyn a hug. Yay! That was the highlight of our day.

So I don't feel the slightest bit deprived, but I
have not had time for in-depth artistic work.

Here's how far I got on the painting today. I
do hope you approve. In a day or so I'll have
time to do more, and this will be almost
finished. Won't that be lovely!

Have a doing-what-needs-to-get-done day.


Karen Bruson said...

The color is great. The compliments work so well.

Melinda said...

Approval?! Waaaay. Yes!!

Love, love, love the colors and the portrait. Really powerful.

Best wishes with the marking and the rest of the week.

eldon warren said...

We haven't had any rain yet, only the white stuff. I got a few photos but didn't go paint. This is coming along nicely. I approve. :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your thoughts on this one.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

I am delighted you approve. I can't believe that tomorrow is April 1st. I miss having kids in the house for that one. Always funny.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I hope the white stuff is gone soon. It was hot enough for smog here today, and is supposed to be hot on Friday.

Take care of yourself,


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