Friday, April 9, 2010
Painting summer in winter
magnolias are out a full month at least ahead of
schedule, and we had snow flurries! I didn't mind
because I was inside working on this painting in
my water series. I'm very happy with how it's going.
There are a few things I still need to do.
I photographed it outside for veracity's sake, and
the moment I got ready to shoot there was a howling
gale, and sleet falling all around the porch. So some
of what seems off may be the effect of a painting
vibrating in the wind like a sail. (Canvas you know).
Nearing the end of the semester I can feel four
months of intense thought falling off me, and I have
a strong urge to hibernate, but there is too much to
do in the art world. But tonight, I'm going to make
it short and sweet. I apologize for being behind on my
comments. I plan to catch up with everyone this
weekend. This painting shows me exactly where I'd
like to be right now. As it came out of my dreams
and onto the canvas, I plan to go to this beach
in my dreams tonight -- it looks really warm
there, and it's mighty cold here at my desk as I'm
writing to you.
Have a Saturday-is-sweet-indeed 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: email@example.com
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!