Nova Scotia Dreamscape
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012When you drive out to the Maritimes from
a central industrial city like Toronto, the pleasures
of getting away are many. It's a long, long drive,
but the air gets cleaner, and cleaner the whole
way -- until you reach Moncton, New Brunswick
where it smells like clover in the summer. But another
one of the huge anticipated treats of getting back
"home" to the Maritimes is the sighting on the
horizon of a white clapboard house standing
at the top of a hill, or in a field. When I come
upon a bunch of sweet buildings in the classic
child's drawing house shape, I feel like a kid in
a candy shop.
Today's painting is a very loose, abstract view
of a cluster of clapboard buildings. Mmmm.
Have a loving-your-favorite-landscape day.