Monday, July 15, 2013

Visiting Flora and Larry

 Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013

I can't believe I didn't take any pictures of Flora
Doehler's amazing paintings today, but I will
tomorrow. Flora has gone big, and the thing
about big is that what's super small, is astounding

We are in Annapolis Valley visiting Flora Doehler
and her husband Larry Knox, who are both artists.
Larry does beautiful metal and enamel work, and
Flora paints, exuberant, brilliant coloured work.
I have learned so much from her since we met about
a decade ago.

Now when we come to Nova Scotia we get together.

The painting I'm posting tonight is one of a few works
in progress I'm working on while I'm out here.  There
is more to come to complete this one, but I love where
it's going.  The painting is of another perfect breakfast
in the hotel, a recurring theme in my work.

Have a getting-together-with-artist-friends day.


suzannepaints said...

very nice composition!

Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, it was thrilling to spend time with you and Steven last night and I look forward to getting together with you later today.
This new painting of yours is exquisite. You have used these blues to create such a sublime feeling and I love the variations in the shades. The cropping is so clever too and the painting is so personal because of the point-of-view…..I feel like I am sitting at this well set table on a summer's morning. Another PERFECT painting Barbara! xo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Suzanne,

Thank you so much. I am glad you do.
Your work is beautiful.

XO Barbara

Barbara Muir said...

Hey girl Hey Flora,

I am blushing big time. I feel like I've been visiting the master (Ms.ter) -- 2013's version of Michelangelo or Mary Cassatt. Too amazing.

You are the realization of the sublime in paint.

XO Barbara

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