This place needs you
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18
Barbara Muir © 2012People who care about the planet are very worried
about the latest weather upsets. Magnolias in Toronto
in March are out too early. Last night we had 7 below
Celsius here, and the flowers on many Magnolias are
brown and ruined before they'll ever get to bloom.
I went to my art group tonight, and the model looked
fierce. She wasn't, but this whole scene came into my
mind instantly looking at her -- as though she was
worried about the earth too. I liked the spare angular
quality of her face, much thinner than I made it.
I've been painting all day on a big painting, and
I only had an hour or so, so couldn't go Cubist or
Art Deco on myself like I wanted to. But it was fun
being with my friends and watching them paint, even
for a precious hour.
Have a taking-care-of-the-planet day.