Winter tea at the art gallery
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014
I am super happy about the past week's show
with Gill Cameron, and now I'm getting ready
for Paris, and thinking about Florence. There
are commissions to complete, and I'm still teaching
a demanding course -- so whew!
I went outside with my dog, Sally, today. This week I
got the report back on my knee -- torn meniscus,
torn ligaments -- yes I hurt it. Which I've known
for 6 months. So I don't walk the dog, or walk
far right now, but what a treat to go in the backyard
with her, sit on a low ledge and weed a bit.
And the clouds were spectacular -- the perfect
clouds I like to paint, against a spectacular
blue sky. How gorgeous.
The irony of being in many art shows, and
preparing and painting is that there is so
little time to blog -- and blogging here --
talking to you, is one of my main loves
in my art world.
Tonight I am showing you another painting
that sold in the show last weekend. This
painting -- Winter tea at the art gallery, was
begun the fall when my mother died.
There is a sombre, soulful beauty to it, and
a different colour way that reminds me of
that time. My mother was a great lover of
the beauty in nature, and was always distracted
on the phone by the magnificent views of nature
she saw out her windows facing the Ottawa River
and Gatineau hills across the river in Quebec.
It looks like I've never shown you the
completed version -- bonus! I am delighted
that I know and like the person who bought
the painting, and it feels right that she should
have it. Tea in the members lounge at the
Art Gallery of Ontario is one of my favorite
pleasures, especially on a cold, winter
Have a sharing-the-meaningful day.