Thursday, December 23, 2010

A boss dinner

 Dressy pear on red
Acrylic and marker on watercolour paper
glazed with acrylic gloss medium
5 x 5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2008

Tonight we had dinner with our friends Patti-Anne and
Frank.  Frank used to be my boss and got me started
teaching one of the super courses I teach.  This fall
he had open heart surgery, and this is the first time
we've seen him.  He looks great, and he and Patti-Anne
made a delicious supper (boss as in excellent).
The courses kept coming and coming, and I could
not stop eating.  Yikes.  Luckily I may walk it
off shopping tomorrow. Frank and Patti-Anne
are great appreciators of art, and own among many
other pieces, several of my paintings.

This little one of the pear is one I am fond of.  I love
the colours, and the jolly, jaunty air the painting has.
I'll show you how it was supposed to look, and how
Patti-Anne and Frank display it, which looks great too.
We had a heck of a time taking a shot of it, because
it's framed in and under glass.  Also the painting is
done on 300 pound watercolour paper, and glazed
with gloss acrylic, so it was impossible to eliminate
the shine.  But you get the idea.  This dressy little
pear is ready for Christmas, and no doubt Patti-Anne
will entertain lots of people at her gorgeous dining
room table, and the festive little pear will enjoy
Dressy pear at Patti-Anne and Frank's place
A different viewpoint

Have a getting-ready-for-the-festivities day.


eldon said...

Cheers Barbara! Merry Christmas!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

Merry Christmas to you and your family from me and my family. Let's hope we meet in 2011. Joy and good health, and creativity to you.


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