Saturday, September 4, 2010

Up and to the market early

Zoey and the green bin
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

(Toronto has a complicated garbage
system, and we all have three bins --
green is for compost, the large blue
bin on wheels is for recycling, and
the large grey/brown bin is for
garbage. Most people keep the bins between the
houses at the back of the driveway, which
is where ours reside except on garbage day.)

It's Saturday and unlike the stifling hot day pictured above, it's cold
and windy. But the sun is out, the sky is blue, so all is well.
Our Saturday errands got us up frighteningly early today, so
I thought I might as well hop over to the local market at the
Wychwood Barns. At this time of year it's outside, and the wind
was whistling through the tents over the stalls. I bought two varieties
of peaches -- the season is almost over here. A cheery fellow at one
stall was making organic donuts. I bought a dozen for Sam and Steven.

I have to run now, but I'll talk to you tomorrow.

Have a wow-it's-Saturday day.


Liza Hirst said...

Love the way you painted Zoey!
It's gorgeous! Have a lovely Sunday,Barbara.

Gwen Bell said...

Great little painting of Zoe! I really like the way you introduced that soft green into the black fur and the red around the legs and paws.

Melinda said...

What a fantastic painting and portrait of Zoey! Yum, yum. That painterly blue shadow and the luscious brushstrokes throughout this colorful painting are just so engaging. Makes my mouth water and my brain's synapses fire!

I've been coming by, but I've been remiss about commenting with all that's been going on...I know you understand.

Sounds so cold up there, but also very nice. :-)

You'll have another round of warm weather, won't you?

Karen Bruson said...

Great painting. Love the composition, color and contrast. More!

Linny D. Vine said...

Zoey is a gem, Barbara! (sings is my word verification and yes, this one definitely sings and it howls, too - a GOOD howl!

Anonymous said...

love this painting of Zoey Barbara. Love the big simple shapes.

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