Thursday, December 29, 2011

On the road home

 Farmland near Kingston
Watercolour and black marker on watercolour paper
8 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2011
The trip from Toronto to my mother's house in
Ottawa is so carved in my soul that I feel like
I know every house, every tree along the way.
Of course I don't.  And one of the great things
about traveling, even a familiar route, is that
everything changes all the time, and there are
wonderful surprises along the way.  This is
a scene on the road from Kingston to Ottawa.
The entire trip takes about five hours with stops
for coffee, and food.  But it always feels so good
to be moving towards the familiar.

Have a going-home-to-see-Mom day.

6 comments:

Linny D. Vine said...

I'm loving your amazing sketches and it wasn't until I saw this one with color that I thought I miss Barbara's fabulous colors! Thank-you for your colorful posts, Barbara! Wishing you a colorful and happy new year!! (And, if only I was in your area I would be tickled to be there to welcome in 2012! Happy hearts to you and yours!!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Linny,

You are welcome. I love colour myself. But the need to draw a lot hit me this month. Funny eh

XO Barbara A colourful and happy New Year to you dear friend.

painterchum said...

lovely watercolour Barbara! Thank you for your phone call and for your invite for New Years, i hope you have a marvelous time. WE will snuggle up at home, glad to be here after a time away. May 2012 bring you a multitude of blessings.

Barbara M. said...

Hi Sally,

Thanks so much. That's a lovely image -- you two in front of the fire. Maybe I could paint that in 2012. Happy New Year!
XO Barbara

Melinda said...

Oh, how I enjoy your watercolours! The transparency, the strong composition, the sense of playful energy in the brushstrokes are just perfect.

Looking forward to many more!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you so much. There probably will be many more. I'm so happy you like them.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoBarbara

Portrait Artist

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!