Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Catch this brilliance

 Anemones on the fly
Watercolour and marker
on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
The Japanese Anemones in our garden are at the height
of their beauty.  Glorious bright white flowers like
small Camelias sit on long thin stems against nests of
large green leaves.  The leaves come first, covering the
garden, spreading their domain, then much later the
flowers stretch up and are the delight of late summer and

I did a small watercolour of some I brought inside,
feeling guilty as I cut them from the impressive mass.
It has been a good day, packed with work,
with time for dinner with Sam and Steven.  Sam made
a great dinner and we listened with pleasure to
a great interview with the painter, Frank Stella on Ideas,
on CBC.  This sent my brain into vast, colourful images
of his work.

Have a seeing-what-you-love day


Liza Hirst said...

Another gem. Beautiful!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Liza,

Thank you so much. I missed so many days that I'm trying to keep them coming.


Melinda said...

Wow! This is a gorgeous watercolour. Don't feel guilty! You've immortalized them in this beautiful rendering.

I'll check out the Frank Stella interview. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Warm hugs from here--M

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thank you. I didn't actually link you to the interview, but to an image. You can get the interview by Googling CBC inteview Eleanor Wachtel with Frank Stella http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/ID/2280683967/


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're not sick anymore. This is beautiful, fresh and strong.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. I am getting back to normal. Still flagged at the end of the day. But buoyed at the thought of you in Italy. Si!

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