Saturday, September 10, 2011

Poem by the Don hangs out

Poem by the Don (diptych)
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011

 I think it was in June when my friend Maureen
Morrison asked me to be in a show while I
was away in Pugwash, Nova Scotia.  She very
kindly took my Poem by the Don painting to
place in the show.  Aside from the large space
vacated by the painting on my studio wall,
I hardly thought about the work.  It seemed there
was so much going on this summer.

Because I was out of town for the opening, I
saw it last Sunday for the first time and it was
an excellent show.  The exhibition, Views Along the 
Don featured paintings inspired by the landscape
near the Don River.  The river runs right
by Todmorden Mills, which houses the beautiful gallery
that hosts our club's shows.

I was blown away by Maureen Morrison's work --
three pieces on a spring theme.   I loved her palette
of warm yellows and rich blue skies.  So here they are:
20 x 30 inches
Oil on canvas
Maureen Morrison © 2011

Spring over the Brewery Hall
20 x 30 inches
Oil on canvas
Maureen Morrison © 2011
Spring at the Papermill Gallery
20 x 30 inches
Oil on canvas
Maureen Morrison © 2011

Have an honouring-your-fellow-artists day.


Gwen Bell said...

This painting is exquisite! I love the way you split the canvas. Thanks for sharing Maureen's work too...very nice!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Gwen,

Thanks so much. It is one of my favorites.

I'm so glad you like Maureen's work.


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