Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Winter nostalgia -- (just a little).

Winter at the beach
(work in progress)
Acrylic on cradled birch panel
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
Today's painting is of the beach in winter,
 at Port Stanley on Lake Erie.  Sometimes there
is a miraculous day, when there is no snow, and
we just need to see that beach so badly, that we
leave Toronto, even though it's late in the day, and
it's quite a ride.  This view might be our reward.

If it is warm enough to walk on the beach all
bundled up, and the need for that view is intense
we might make the trip, have maybe half an hour
before darkness ends the view, and still feel entirely
rewarded, renewed, refreshed.

Have a getting to the beach day.


Mary Lou van Schaik said...

Barbara, this piece is stunning just as it is. The composition is arresting, with the land and water meeting at the triangular point, and the clouds shot through with light reflecting on the water. I love the raw vitality of this piece, so immediate, even if unfinished! Love - Mary Lou

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Mary Lou. I'm glad you like the composition too. Sometimes a painting subject just
hits me and off I go. You are beyond sweet. I'm glad you feel the vitality. Of course the real deal in person
is sooooo moving. I am always awe struck. And as you know, that is a great way to be!


Flora said...

I love this one too Barbara. The colours are very different from what I usually see on your palette, so that's interesting too. I really get that sense of the expanse of Lake Erie and the cold winter waters.
Beautiful! xo

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Flora,

Thank you so much! I sometimes think of the people I know who don't like blue sky days (they exist),
and the lakes are beautiful really every day, and with every kind of sky.

Love, love, love what you are doing.


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