Saturday, July 23, 2011

A cup of tea -- then down to the sea!

 Tea in the member's lounge
Watercolour on watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Today we're sitting in the Chatterbox café -- the only place we can
get High speed Internet.  So if the posts are few and far between
I hope you'll forgive me.  On the other hand the place is so delightful
and the tea in a generous white pot so glorious -- you may hear from
me quite often.

My painting today is a watercolour of a scene in the member's café
at the AGO.  Some of my friends find the place too spare, but
Steven and I love that place.  Ever since I saw this scene of the
table after lunch with tea and glasses of water, I wanted to give it
a whirl. Here it is.
Seagull feather at North Shore park
Wild roses at the shore
Plus I'm adding some photos that evoke this place for me.

Have a super day tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

hallo! i love the way you do table scenes, they are delightful, and the watercolours so fresh. lovely roses too.

laura said...

Love your watercolors--they have the same exuberance your oils do and that just says "Barbara"!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. So glad you like it. As a Nova Scotia girl you know those roses. Oh my they are so beautiful and the air smells of roses and clover.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laura,

Thanks so much. That is an enormous compliment coming from you.

XO Barbara

Liza Hirst said...

This is my favourite watercolour of yours! Love the composition, slightly on an angle and the colours - great!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

The scene in that warm (old wood), spare -- (very modern furniture in black and stee) -- made a super backdrop for the tea and water glasses. Plus I love how kind the wait staff is there, even though there are only a couple of them, and it gets busy.


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