Three cheers for pansies
Acrylic on birch panel
4 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014I bought a couple of small birch panels. I love
painting on wood. If you paint on canvas or paper
it's hard to describe the difference. Wood does not
absorb paint like canvas, and yet it also does absorb
and direct the paint.
Since coming back from New York City where my
work is in a group show until the end of the month
I've been thinking a lot about large work, and know
I'm getting ready to do some really big pieces.
But for now I've reminded myself that as artists we
find beauty in a single flower bloom, an orange on
a blue plate, a special stone on the beach. In that
way we remain childlike -- and I'd like to think
that's a strength.
Have an enjoying the beauty all around you day.
Speaking of wonders -- this gem on the theme
of pansies is part of a new wonderful website
of the Met collection online. You could get
lost there on a rainy day -- no airfare involved.