Friday, January 23, 2015

Day Five -- Whew -- Coming down the home stretch!

 Clouds dancing over Toney Bay 
 Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
 Barbara Muir © 2014
Wow!  That went quickly, and I feel like I've just begun
the awesome Facebook challenge.  It has been so much
fun, and there are so many paintings I'd like to share,
and so many artists I want to nominate.  But I may take
a two day break from this line of thinking and move
on -- or else -- keep posting a bunch of paintings,
and naming super artists.  We will see.
Summer clouds Wallace Bridge
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
 Barbara Muir © 2014

I love painting portraits, and food, and flowers, and
this summer was blown away, knocked over, in love
with the clouds in Nova Scotia and here, and
everywhere. I still am, but I'm trying to control
Clouds over the bay
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
 Barbara Muir © 2014
Cleaning up rooms in the past few weeks I
unearthed my diary from when I was 11 - 16.
Fact of very early life:  I was in love with someone,
possibly someone new almost every day.

Now it's visual.  This summer clouds were
an obsession, and once caught, always caught.
Warning -- cloud love can be hazardous to
driving.  Wait for a red light, to really 'look
up, look way, way up!'

Nova Scotia is my second home, and I feel
so happy every time I return.  My good friend
Frank Daley, who hired me to teach school
success used to say that you can't love a
thing.  Here is where we disagree. As
an artist you can love a thing, a food,
and a place.  Just differently.

Have a loving-what-you-want-to-paint day. 

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