Summer on St. Germain
part of a three painting
commissioned series -- Our first home
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012This painting is part of a three part series
commissioned to show a family's first
house with the changing of the seasons. It
has been a joy to work on.
2012 has been a great year. Looking back I am
delighted with all of the wonderful happenings,
and the friends I have shared time with both in
in person, and on the Internet. When I think
of all of this in a reflective mood, I know
that our current web connectedness is a
kind of miracle. And I am grateful. True
as a friend of mine in Norway says, if you
can see me on Skype, you are like a neighbour
even far away. And with that you share in
both the joys and sorrows of your neighbours.
One of my friends on Facebook has a grandson
who has come home from Afghanistan with
both legs blown off at the knees. His
struggle to regain his young, vibrant life has
been vigorously documented by his grandfather.
I am against all war, and yet how can I not
sympathize and care profoundly about the
future life of this young fellow, and all people
dealing with either side of a war.
The same is true of my feelings about all
people in hardship. So at the end of the year
I am definitely counting my blessings, and
am profoundly grateful to live in this vibrant
city, and in this country.
Thank you for your kind encouragement and
solid inspiration in 2012. I raise a toast to a
marvellous and creative new year in 2013 for all of
us, and to a more peaceful and kind world.
Have an-enjoying-this day day.
Happy holidays and Happy Happy 2013 to you and yours, "neighbour" & dear blog bud Barbara!! Congratulations on all of your successes in this past year. (This 3 part commission is more Barbara joy & beauty!)
Thanks so much. Happy 2013 to you -- I don't see how it could be anything else with you in the world. Glad you like the houses. I do too.
Love your work, and love Linnyland.
Barbara, this one is wonderful. The light hitting the window, going over to the car - the dappled light on the driveway, I can just feel it - the warm, sunny air. Very well painted my friend! And yes, I second your New Years wishes. A quote I'd copied down in college and often re-read is: In this world you must be too kind in order to be kind enough.
Actually, that sounds a lot like you : ) Happy New Year!
I'm glad you like it. The house is quite lovely, and I think the painting shows how much the family love their house.
I love that quote, and it sounds a lot like you.
XO and Happy New Year
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