Untitled (work in process)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015This is actually the start of a painting of
a delicious breakfast I had last weekend
in la reine Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth) hotel
in Montreal. I forgot to put butter for the
toast (not seen in the painting) on the order
form for room service, and that lead Steven
and I to look up and recite A. A. Milne's poem,
The King's Breakfast, which you can read here.
I learned the poem as a little girl, and we laughed
about it as we ate our delicious meal.
So it's just beginning, I'm in the process
of blocking in colours to start with, then
I'll show you more as I proceed. I read
of Bob Burridge that he doesn't have
"artist's angst." And that spurred me on
to buy a few canvasses, and get started on
a theme I feel passionate about -- hotel
breakfasts as the height of romance. I
like how things are jostled somewhat in
the painting. You can blame that on the
guests, not on the wonderful staff who
did indeed treat us like a King and Queen,
which was a supreme treat.
Have a treating-yourself-like-royalty day.