Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Painting on through

Day lilies
black marker on bond
10 x 12
Barbara Muir © 2010
Hi everyone,

I know I'll have something to show you in a couple
of days on the painting I'm working on, but right
now I'm taking my time, and thinking everything
through. I am so inspired by the paintings my
friends have been posting, that once I get the
necessary details in, I will loosen the painting
back up with more colour hits and little extras.

For tonight I'm posting a drawing of day lilies.
I took the dog for a short walk today and heard
choruses of Robins. Then I saw one sitting high
atop a Maple tree. The end of day sunlight lit
it, and I felt so happy. The birds were singing the
sun to sleep, and it set to their cheerful song.
It feels like all of life is turning into a choir for
spring. But I must admit I'm tired at the end
of this lovely day.

Have a spring-is-in-the-air day.

P.S. It is supposed to rain here tomorrow,
so the sweet spring warmth we felt today
won't be quite as powerful. In Toronto with
the first return to spring people get
wildly exuberant and happy. It feels good to
be part of that. The day lilies in my garden
which are a couple of months away from
blooming will appreciate the rain.


cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara
I love all your flower drawings and paintings. There’s a nice restless energy in this one.
xoxoxoxoxo Marcia

Karen Bruson said...

I always enjoy your line drawings.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. That's a kind description.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

I am dazzled by your paintings. They floor me!

Take care,


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