Clouds over the marsh
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015Today as I bought flowers at the flower
shop, it was snowing and slushy --
pure winter outside. But warm compared
to our recent freezing world. And here's
the exciting news for people craving spring --
the tulips are in the flower store, and
crocuses -- a sure sign that spring is on
You can expect paintings of the beautiful
tulips I bought today in the coming week.
But for now -- this is the small cloud
painting I'm working on. I started and
had to sand it off, and begin again, and
this time it's going perfectly.
I love clouds, and those in Nova Scotia
last summer were especially compelling.
This is of a spectacular cloud forming
in the distance over the marshes
near our school house, part of a tidal
Just looking at the reference photo
had me dreaming of Nova Scotia and
summer, and I hope my painting has
the same effect.
Have a dreaming-of-spring-and-summer day.