Watercolour and marker
on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10
Barbara Muir © 2012The rule of three is a good one. Uneven numbers
look better in art. That's a rule. Other than that
throw out the rule books that tie us all to some
strange world, where a set of limits dictate what
we can do. It's been a long day teaching today,
and I am tired. Driving this morning in a Monet
morning I listened to Paul Simon's "I know what I know."
I played it again and again. The message. I know
what I know, and you know what you know.
Painting feels good. So do it. That's what you know.
The peaches destined to be models are shutting
down and breeding fruit flies. So I put three
on the table and gave it a whirl. Three fat, delicious
looking peaches. Their posing days over, they go
straight into the compost bin. But not before I thank
them for being an inspiration. Maybe I'm getting
a bit nuts. The other night I saved an ant from
drowning in the vase with the flowers I brought in
from the garden. My newest glasses let me see the
antennae on slugs. I haven't been able to kill one
since I noticed this. I put them in the garden waste
bin, and figure if they make it out, more power to
them. Face it Jane Goodall, you're getting to me.
Have a seeing-the-wonder-in-nature day.