First sighting -- coming home
(work in process)
Acrylic on watercolour paper
10.6 x 13.8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2015I 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.