The Cake House (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011Wednesday is a long, long day -- made longer
by the strange weather at the end of it. Freezing
rain and snow. I am lucky to be able to come home
after this day (safely) and to settle down to paint
listening to great radio shows on CBC radio.
Tonight I painted on my "cake house" painting.
I've been trying to move it to a slightly more
abstract mode, but it is resisting me. Still what
fun. I love painting houses (and still life, and
portraits and landscape). I just love painting.
I tried to keep this a bit more muted because it's
about one of those gloomy/bright winter days.
Tomorrow I'll give the house a bit more depth
maybe, and then expand the trees in front of it.
I may even put in the quirky fence. The house
sprung up just behind our local park. There's a
beautiful section that runs through a hilly wood.
Left alone the woods block out the view of the
houses backing onto the park. But it seems
like the owners of this house have cleared some
of the trees away while they were building. The
up side of that is that I could get a great view of
Meanwhile I am working on some other paintings
that can't go public just yet. The more I look
at the cake house, the more I imagine a house with
large rooms with a studio that could accommodate
massive paintings. Now that would be nice!
This little house portrait is scrumptious in every way... "cake" house is such an appropriate name.
This is looking great!
I could eat this vanilla ice cream house.
Love this Barbara! Especially what you've got going on in the windows. Nice!
Thanks so much. I think unconsciously I've made it look like some of our more traditional Toronto buildings. The house itself is brand spanking new.
Thanks so much. I'm sorry you couldn't be at the International Women Celebrate show. I love your work.
Thanks so much. The owners might get mad if you did. But I'm so delighted that you like it!
Thanks so much. It looks like it's made of sandstone, but it's really not. I love sandstone, like the old City Hall. So beautiful.
What a beautiful painting, Barbara!
I wouldn't mind living there either.
You're doing a wonderful job!
Well I'd sure love it if you lived there because you'd be close to me.
Barbara, I love your cake house!!!
The Cake House is luscious!
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