Monday, July 25, 2011

Down to the shore -- so much to see and do

 
Down to the shore
Watercolour on watercolour paper with black marker
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
(I couldn't help noticing these heavily laden women
heading down to the beach for a picnic as I was 
leaving yesterday -- it's a familiar sight.)
Yesterday Steven and I took a long walk on the beach
collecting shells, rocks and pieces of glass.  This always
reminds me of when I was a child at the summer
cottage my parents rented -- how my little brother and I
used to collect acorns.  We used to pull our collections about in the
shallow water in beautiful little toy rowboats someone had
given us. 

Well now Steven and I give each other the collections we
make and laugh as we do.  I always feel that shopping is
redundant here where so many beautiful things are free.

Have an-enjoying-the-earth's bounty day.

10 comments:

Linda Popple said...

Love your watercolors! Really nice!!

Claire M said...

What a fun scene. I can easily relate to it and trips to the beach for my family with all of our 'stuff'. Very easy to relate to this. Lovely.

painterchum said...

lovely watercolour Barbara! a slice of beach/picnic life from NS

Melinda said...

Excellent again! I'm so enjoying your vacation. I hope every day is better than the last.

Really wonderful work.

I can so relate to your "roughing it" at your place. It's all worth it, I know it is.

Best to you and Steven!

cohen labelle said...

Barbara, this looks like paradise! - vital and sparkling - just like the artist who painted it!
love, marcia

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks so much. Your portraits are great.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Claire,

I know I have a car bag that goes everywhere with us, and I keep adding and adding to what I carry around "just in case." Funny.

Take care,

Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

For most people at the park we go to the beach means picnic, but to us it means long, long walks at low tide, and we hardly see a soul -- except maybe some sandpipers and a blue heron.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you your wish has come true. I have internet access today because I'm in a glorious old hotel sitting on a four poster bed! Amazing. But as for the roughing it. The simplicity of our life in our wooden tent is a distinct pleasure.

XO Barbara

Barbara M. said...

Hi Marcia,

Some day I hope you can come out and visit us.The place and the people are paradise. Just amazing. Miss you.

Love Barbara

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