Turning to the happy lemon
Acrylic on birch panel
8 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
Wow. I was ready to publish this and noticed
I've made it to 1500 entries .Yay! Thanks
everyone who reads my blog, enjoys my work,
and comments. Thanks to all my friends,
collectors, galleries and everyone who
has helped me keep working and thinking and
wanting to reach out to you. It has been so
much fun, so heart warming, and so rewarding
in terms of learning and excitement and superb
friendships. I think I'll keep on going. Yes.
This may be my last painting of the fruit in
my glass footed bowl right now. Don't know.
I'm awfully tempted to paint trees because our
local trees have taken such a gruesome hit.
It was warm enough to walk the dog today,
and we had to climb down the normal path into our park,
because huge trees were down all the way.
On the way home Steven picked up a chunk of
ice that had fallen off a tree and it was two inches
thick. The piece was about half a foot long and
weighed almost a pound, imagine that weight
all along every branch on every tree, no wonder
they came down.
The fruit makes me happy, so I turned the bowl
around today to see the lemon on the other side.
When I was a little girl in Ottawa oranges were a
special treat in winter. I think that's why it always
feels luxurious to see crates of clementines in
the store, and lovely piles of fruit. In spite
of all our part of this city has been through,
there is hope. It was strange to see families
tobogganing today all around the dead trees,
determined to have fun.
The series in my studio