Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Positively pansies
Acrylic on birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
$150.00 Canadian
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contact me at the email 
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There are so many painters in the blog world
whose work stops me in my tracks.  Painting
this little still life of the knock out pansies
I bought the other day I thought of many people
who inspire me -- my entire blog list and
beyond.  The daily painters, working on small
surfaces deal with the need to make big statements
without much room to turn around.  And they
do it day after day.

Thank you for teaching me so much about
colour, light, mood, delight -- all of it.  I think back
often to 10 years ago when I could not have
imagined this pleasure and feel so happy.
Then I look at your work, and I am absolutely

Have a getting caught in the 
headlights of others' work day.


Sheila Vaughan said...

Wonderful, fresh, precious pansy paintings Barbara. I agree about the inspiration but sometimes I spend so long looking at other people's work that I forget it is "my" journey. Well, that's the internet for you. It's a blessing and a curse at the same time.

Linda Popple said...

Love your pansy paintings! Those cute little flowers always remind me of my grandmother. Good times many years ago. :-)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Sheila,

Thank you so much. Hard as I might try to be someone else, I can only paint like me. But learning from the greats like you, that's a whole other thing.

Love your work.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Linda,

Thank you so much. I can't remember my grandmother having a garden, because she lived in a second floor apartment, but I had an art school prof who painted nothing but pansies every spring.

Love your work.


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