Thursday, September 27, 2012

More flowers in the kitchen

Holding our heads high with pride
Watercolour on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
The week is nearing a close, and our kitchen table is
filled with the models from this week, white cream
and milk jugs filled with the garden's bounty --
mostly Nasturtiums, with a red geranium, some
Cosmos, and even some purple geraniums which
I haven't painted -- yet.  This focus on flowers
seems fair, and as I sip my tea, I'm thinking about
the series I'll start when the deep frost hits.

Meanwhile, here's a quote from my current
reading material -- The Elegance of the Hedgehog
by Muriel Barbery.  This is a hint about where
my painting may go, and also just exquisite prose,
something I am wildly addicted to.

"Then let us drink a cup of tea.  Silence descends,
one hears the wind outside, autumn leaves rustle and
take flight, the cat sleeps in a warm pool of light.
And, with each swallow, time is sublimed."
(From The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel


Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, once again you have painted a sparkling gem! Bravo!
The quote is beautiful too.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you. The book is a delight. The writing is just amazing.


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