Clouds dancing over Toney Bay
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014Today I took this final painting in to Studio Vogue Gallery
for my show that opens this Thursday. If you're in town
please come out to the opening from 6 - 8 p.m. The
work looks amazing.
The question about these landscapes is, what made
me paint them? An artist friend who loves painting clouds says
that I just never noticed clouds before. But the truth is
I noticed them more as a backdrop to the foreground, as
the beauty behind the faces I love, as settings. Still the
landscapes crept into my ocean series portraits, and
because the series is about oceans -- the scenes in my second home
in Nova Scotia started to fill my brain, and my camera and
demanded to be on the canvas. So they are big time.
These images have long been emblazoned in my memory
and heart, and I check them off one by one each
time we return to our schoolhouse.
Here's the final 40 x 40 inch offering set in a beautiful
spot near the Sandpiper restaurant in Pugwash, N.S. The
restaurant is named after the birds -- the sandpipers that
flock to this part of the Toney Bay looking for food.