Monday, March 28, 2011

Looking back with delight

 Kitchen Tulips
8 x 8 inches
acrylic on canvas
Barbara Muir © 2009
I'm a big fan of Mike Dooley who tells us
to realize that right now is when all of our dreams
are coming true, and that we should enjoy them.
There are always lots of reasons to be blue,
and with world events in recent weeks, now
is definitely one of them.  But sometimes looking
back shows us how to move forward.  After a
long, hard winter, I am ready for spring.  Today
it was warm and lovely, and my friend in California,
David Lobenberg showed me the way to blog
(without having any idea until I tell him that he was
doing so I might add).  He pulled a painting out of
the archives.  So I have too.  Here is a little painting
I did in 2009, a magical year for me. I am happy to
show it to you again, and to imagine having lots
of cut tulips in the kitchen and a model posing as
she reads one of my magazines.  Happy times in
the past and coming up like the spring flowers again.
Have an enjoying-your-past-and-present day.


Liza Hirst said...

The flowers in this painting are especially BEAUTIFUL! I am also looking forward to having tulips on the table again after such a long time. Here in Spain there are hardly any spring flowers and I miss them!
Tulips are one of my favourite flowers by the way.

Janice said...

bright and beautiful!

Karen Bruson said...

Thank you for your uplifting thoughts.

Linny D. Vine said...

It's beautiful, Barbara! (2009 was magical - I wonder if we're the same sign? Have you noticed that 2011 is having it's magical moments, too?

Gwen Bell said...

Love this composition with the flowers in the foreground. You have such a beautiful style and sense of placement.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you. I am heading out to buy some tulips. Love your tulip paintings. They are one of my favorite flowers too.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Janice,

Thank you. The model was very beautiful.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Karen,

Thank you for your beautiful work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linny,

We are under the same sign -- artist -- yes 2009 was magical and 2011 has been too -- filled with art shows -- jam packed. That's so great. I love your spring paintings. So lush and exuberant. Just what we need.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Gwen,

Aren't you a sweetheart. You are the consummate style person with your wonderful still life.


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