watercolour on Arches watercolour paper
9 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014As a china freak since I was first fed on good
china, I do not get the square bowl, or in fact
square plates. There is something so elegant
and natural about the circle. But square is
in, and this hotel breakfast was served by the
most genial server. We stayed in a lovely and
reasonable hotel in Ottawa (Canada) last summer,
more than once. The server got to know that I
was an artist, and liked to paint breakfasts, so
she made a special effort to deliver a pretty meal.
I came upon some watercolours today done in
response to Laura of laura's watercolors's
description of doing fast painting sketches.
There was a lovely one of my son Christopher
as a younger boy, and I thought I'd give the
process a try again. It turns out this breakfast
took a bit longer than that to cook, but I enjoyed
the challenge of trying to get it down in watercolour
without an ink sketch first. (I did sketch the scene in
Tonight I went to see the Alex Colville show
at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, and
found it very moving. I have always loved
his work, and it was wonderful to see so many
pieces I marvel at in one place. It is a glorious
show, and if you like Colville's work, you should see
Meanwhile my show with Anette Walther is on
at Studio Vogue Gallery. Please check it out. You
can see it from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 -
6 p.m. until November 29.
Have a loving-what-you-see day.