Thursday, August 8, 2013

The glorious summer of paint -- Shh it's a secret

 Served to perfection
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
Last week I confess we stole away for a super
retreat at Megan's parents' cottage.  (Megan
is my son Christopher's wife).  It was so much fun
and I wish I'd taken even more pictures so I
could do a whole series based on that incredible
spot, and the wondrous weekend we spent there.

I have been painting, but am working on a big
commission, and this seems to be my reality this
summer, unable to post because it's all hush hush.
So I thought I'd take some time this morning to finish
some details on a painting I started a while ago.
Even though it is of a hotel breakfast, it almost
looks like the wonderful breakfast Megan's Dad
and Mom served us.  Fresh cooked Irish steel cut
oatmeal (theirs was cooked with dates) with
blueberries and strawberries.  Plus, and this is huge --
endless cups of some of the best coffee I've ever tasted.

For a non-morning person, I am a major fan of
breakfast. I love how it looks, and how it's
often accompanied by delicious sunlight.

Have an eating-a-wonderful-breakfast day.


Flora Doehler said...

Barbara, I think it is marvellous how you can turn a bowl of hot cereal into a work of art, a thing of beauty. Much like the renaissance and later the impressionists recorded tables of fruit and food, these paintings of yours will someday record a by-gone era. They have that sense already and this one has a romantic feel to it too.
I love this painting! xo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

You are a sweetheart. I hope it's not a bygone era. Here's to room service, which is a delightful part of a romantic hotel experience! Thanks to Charles -- who delivered this one -- served to perfection.

Love your work.

XOXO Barbara

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