Sunday, May 5, 2013

Flower watercolours for Mother's Day

Small is beautiful
Watercolour and marker on
Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Yesterday The Globe and Mail newspaper Style section
ran a column on what to give your mother for Mother's Day
(next Sunday) that wasn't the standard chocolates and flowers.
Their suggestions ran from shoes and purses, to floral pillows
to Espresso machines.  But what about art?

By the way this is also a great present for your wife, if
you give her Mother's Day presents, as I know my husband
does. (I do the same on Father's Day). Some people give their
aunts or a favorite person who has acted in lieu of a mother
a present too.  What a lovely gesture.

I have a great idea.  How about giving your mother art --
and more specifically one of the floral watercolour paintings
I am including here.  If she's allergic to flowers, but really
loves them -- one of these little paintings is the perfect
gift.  Email me at if you're
interested.  They are all $200 Canadian unframed, and
shipping is included.  What's more I will personally deliver
them -- gift wrapped in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area).
They are all 10 x 6 inches and will cheer up any wall,

Bright bouquet in a milk jug
Watercolour and black marker
on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
My brilliant Nasturtiums
Watercolour and black marker
on Arches watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012
Be here now
Watercolour and marker on
 Arches Watercolour paper
6 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2012

If you are interested in purchasing one of these paintings please
email me at  You can pay by PayPal.
Have a getting-ready-for-Mother's- Day day. 


Laurel Daniel said...

This IS a great idea and I hope each piece finds a wonderful mother to honor! These paintings are gorgeous. XO

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Laurel,

Thank you so much. I am delighted that you like the paintings, and the idea. Happy Mother's Day in advance to you. I know you are a wonderful mother.


Unknown said...

Wow! Barbara! These watercolours are simply gorgeous! So bright and cheery... I think all mothers need one for their day.

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sally,

Thank you so much. They do don't they! You are sweet. I know you will have a Happy Mother's Day.

XO Barbara

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