Winter tea at the gallery (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
A while ago I showed you a grey scale painting of
this subject I've been wanting to work on since
last winter. In the midst of summer, the reflection
of a winter tree on a black table didn't appeal.
But going through my references again I realized
that I always loved this image and the memories
it conjured up of tea at the Art Gallery of Ontario
on a mid-winter day -- one of the great pleasures
of living in Toronto. The black surface of the table,
cleaned to a high polish, formed a perfect mirror except
where either shadow blocked the light, or where the
light missed the table. All in all, a challenge, and
So this is what I'm working on. I have quite a ways to
go, but I thought I'd show you now.
Have a getting-going-on-a-wonderful-week day.