Tuesday, October 12, 2010

All the livelong day

It is a good feeling to go to bed late knowing
that you've done everything you were meant to
do on that day.  It's been a long day and I've been
working from before dawn almost to the next
one.  And aside from a touch of fatigue it's been
great fun.  My students were eager and funny
today.  My colleagues taught me new techie skills.
In the studio one of my clients was a superb model
today and I enjoyed her sense of humour and irony.
 October flowers in the students' vase
Watercolour and marker on Arches paper
12 x 14 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010

But there is a frost warning north of the city, so I
hurried out into the garden and gathered another
mismatched bouquet like the one pictured here.
Yesterday I picked morning glory stems for the
first time and came down to breakfast this morning
to see one had stretched out of the vase and around
a candle stick. A nice one too.  I thought the morning
glory had good taste.  So I did a quick little watercolour
to commemorate the day and as a toast to the best
garden ever!

Thank you to Sean for planting it early while I was up
to my ears in paint and shows and goodness knows what.


cohen labelle said...

Hi Barbara

This is a gem! Glorious!!


Anonymous said...

fresh and beautiful singing little watercolour painting, Barbara.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Marcia,

Thank you so much. You are sweet.



Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. I'm glad that you like it.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Barbara, I love your colours here and the freshness and vitality with which you have used the water colours. YOu have made it look easy but we painters know it is definitely not!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

I just found this comment and was immediately so happy that you liked my little painting.

I am of course in awe of your work. I love all of your paintings and often sit and stare working on understanding how you do it.


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