Friday, March 27, 2015

Places we call home

 First sighting -- coming home
(work in process)
Acrylic on watercolour paper
10.6 x 13.8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015
I am  rooted in Toronto, Canada, but if
I visit another city or town, even in another
country, I can start to feel at home in
two weeks.  That's happened in
England, Sweden, Italy (especially
Italy), France, and the U.S.

But the place in my painting tonight
near Pugwash, Nova Scotia, in Canada's
Maritimes is in a different league.  I've
been visiting for almost 20 years, counting
the views on the way out, like clues in a game
called "getting closer," and on the way back
to Toronto, in a profound series of goodbyes.

This view is poignant both coming and
going.  It is iconic of home.  I'm
still working on the painting, but getting there
and very much enjoying the process.

Have a feeling-at-home-anywhere day.


Nicki said...

This "work in progress" is looking very promising. I love your other skies from this same part of the world. It is easy to see how much you love it there.

XO Nicki

Wendy Barrett said...

Hi Barbara,

I love your heartfelt comments about this beautiful painting! Your passion for the landscape shows in your work!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Nicki,

Thanks so much. I do indeed love that part of the world, and I love your part of the world through your eyes. Thanks for that gift.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Wendy,

I was very lucky to fall in love with clouds last summer. Here in the winter clouds are less dramatic. But I astounded a friend yesterday when I looked out the window and said -- Holy Mackerel -- what beautiful clouds! They're back and begging to be painted when I have the time.

Love your work.


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