Sunday, October 7, 2012

The long and lovely weekend

 Still want to party
Watercolour and marker
on Arches watercolour paper
5 7/8 x 9.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Tonight we went for dinner at my sister's.
She and her husband make a big round table
bigger, by placing a huge wooden circle
over the smaller circle of the table, and then
no one is sitting on a corner.  Brilliant. We
were eight delighted participants -- seven grownups
and a lovely five-year old girl.  After the adults
enjoyed a little champagne to toast the evening,
the sumptuous meal began.

And here's the thing.  We do it all tomorrow
again at home -- complete with turkey, potatoes,
and pumpkin pie.

As for art, tonight's flowers look a bit baroque.
Baby it's cold outside.  I traded my trench for
a light winter wool coat, and a scarf. So we are
closing in on this series.  Still my love of the
resilient Nasturtiums, and Cosmos hasn't faded
 a whit.  Once again Happy, Happy Thanksgiving
to everyone in my land, and to everyone in yours.

Have a plenty-for-everyone-so-let's-
share-the-planet day


Anonymous said...

this is a sumptuous painting Barbara, just love the richness of that blue/orange combo. Your nasturtiums paintings are lovley. Glad you enjoyed a happy thanksgiving wkd.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you, and I hope you had a great weekend too. Love your recent series of Kingston buildings. Gorgeous.
XO Barbara

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