Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Summer in March

 Reading about Botticelli
Black marker on Moleskine paper
5 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
It was a super hot day today -- 17 degrees Celsius,
which is insane for March 7 in Toronto.
But that was what it was.  It was a teaching day
for me, and in between classes I drove out to get
paint. On the radio an interview talked about global
warming and its effects on farming.  Ice wine
is an important product in Ontario, and this year we did
not have the cold temperatures needed. 

But the fluctuations in temperature are bizarre
-- 12 below zero Celsius one day, and 17 above the
next. Flowers which shouldn't come up at least
for another month, don't know whether they're
coming or going -- one day says -- 'Hey girl hey,
come on out and grace us with your beauty',
and the next says, 'winter is here, prepare!' 

I did this little Moleskine drawing today of a model
who sat at my kitchen table on a cold night a couple
of weeks ago.  She is a beauty, and that night had
rather fantastic hair, piled in elaborate patterns
on her head.  Beautiful.

So the weather report from here is that March is
coming in like a lion/lamb/lion/lamb -- who knows.

I hope you are having a wonderful time.  More to
come.  Got to go paint, but cannot show you
anything yet.


Peter Tudhope said...

Nice little free drawing Barbara. Thanks for your comment, I'm glad you liked the painting :)

Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara,
This is a lovely little drawing! Once more you've captured the gesture and mood perfectly. Wheather is a bit similar here in London at the moment - bizarre. Take care, Liza

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Peter,

Thanks very much I really like your painting. A delightful discovery.

Take care,


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

We are so up and down here that it's almost impossible to settle down. Perhaps our long stretches of one kind of weather or another are a thing of the past. I love your paintings. Must talk soon.


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