Thursday, February 12, 2015

Flowers -- an absolute necessity

Ocean dreams for tulips
Acrylic on canvas board
6 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
Here is another small painting of tulips.
Torontonians try to gauge their experience
of winter, by comparing it to other years.
Last year's ice storm ushered in a hard, frozen
winter.  Best forgotten. This year January was
freezing, but with virtually no snow -- bonus.
February has  been dumping snow, and chilling
us to the roots -- this weekend is supposed to
bottom out at minus 20 degrees Celsius!

We've been in the deep freeze for too long
now, and the thrill of freezing cold days is
wearing thin.

Enter flowers.  Ta Da! Even in my freezing house they
lift my spirits, cheer me on, suggest that yes our
friend spring is really coming, hang on.  Plus
knowing my background as a flower painter
early on in this painting journey, they easily appeal
to me, with laughter, pretty petals, and, "Paint
me, Paint me, Paint me!"

Okay!  I did.  And thank you to all the flowers in
my house for being here right now.

Have an appreciating-the-flowers-in-your-life day.


Karen Bruson said...


Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Karen. I so love your work.


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