Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
Billy Joel's song "The river of dreams,"
talks about walking around "in the middle of the night,'
and was one of my favorites by him. We used to sing
this driving in the car with the kids in Nova Scotia when
they were little. Last night at a late hour I started this little
painting. I was thinking about Róisín O'Farrell, and her
dedication to the painting work day. My day yesterday was
gone before I knew it to the Phone company trying to hook
up my cell, to bills and household logistics. When I don't paint
I get antsy, nervous, out of sorts. So after a great
walk with Steven and Zoey, I concentrated on
The nasturtiums in my garden were planted late and
are just hitting their stride. They're one of my favorite
flowers, and the peaches this season are beyond
delicious. I just have to look at beautiful peaches and
I want to paint them. So I put a few on the table with
a lovely little jug of nasturtiums, with a random miniature
petunia, and got out the paints.
I've just finished as much as I'm going to do with it for
now, and I'm very happy.
Have a painting-when-the-mood-strikes-you day.