Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Snow, Sleet, Snow -- and a Favourite

Shorelines Gatineau River
Acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches
Barbara Muir ©
We have been wonderfully spoiled by climate
change this winter, and also worried, because
until today it only snowed twice in the whole winter.
I had to look for my boots, because I've only needed
boots -- not shoes -- two times in an entire winter.
Yes Toronto is in Canada, and yes this is not normal
Not even a little bit.

But hey.  Today it snowed all day, and whether that
in any way makes up for a snow free winter for the
many crops that grow all around this city, and to
the south of us in the peach, and apple orchards
along the lake, I don't know.

I'm still working on my landscape, and I am still
thinking of slowing down on the blog soon.  But the
last time I said that some of my friends said that they
look forward to it every day!  Hi there, you make me
very happy reading my thoughts every day. So I'm posting
this painting of my brother -- the painting is a favourite
of mine.    My brother lives on the shore of the Gatineau
in Chelsea, Quebec and is lucky to look at a spectacular
landscape out of his living room windows every day!
But snow -- now in Chelsea they really
have had a snow packed winter.  And every roof had
about three feet of snow covering when we were there
 in February.

In every spare moment I'm reading a great book --
On Beauty by Zadie Smith. It feels like a long
and quite delightful conversation.

Have a enjoying your favourites day


Liza Hirst said...

Hi Barbara, I like this painting a LOT! And not only the painting is good looking so is your brother! We haven't had snow for years here and I miss it. But I did enjoy going for a brisk walk this early morning in beautiful spring sunshine...so can't complain.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Liza, I do too. Yes my brother is certainly good looking. I'm glad you miss snow. There is quite a lot here,
so you should come and visit. Toronto has been lucky with a just a little, but many cities north and south of us were not that
lucky. I love the sound of "spring sunshine" it is colder here than it's been all winter, but people comfort themselves
by saying, "But hey that's March for you, eh?" I so miss talking to you, and I wish Tusch & Egon would come to this city!

Love your work.


Steven van Schaik said...

I like this painting a LOT too, and that's why it's hanging in my office.
He's my brotha from the otha motha.

Barbara Muir said...

I know Steven, I'm glad you do. He's a great guy.

Thank you so much for commenting.


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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!