Acrylic on birch panel
5 X 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I am glad I went through an intense antique collecting
phase. A good friend knows a lot about antiques, and
it was our treat to go searching for bargains together.
Ten years ago there were many more places available
to buy great stuff. My collecting phase is mostly over
now because our small house is thick with china -- white
jugs mainly -- that I've painted filled with flowers.
But I also bought two very lovely cut class footed bowls,
and I'm glad I did.
This month one of those bowls kept coming into the
studio to show off its wares -- magnificent fruit. And
I painted a few pieces based on those cheerful meetings.
Today the other bowl asked for equal time.
What could I do?
It was sitting on the kitchen hutch looking forlorn.
Under my big studio light it immediately climbed up
on a cookie tin and posed. I was delighted. Here's
It's been a good day, I'd have to say a wonderful day,
and this elegant bowl of fruit was part of it.
Have a painting-what-must-be-painted day.