Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017I don't know if you've ever read anything by the author
Peter Mayle, but I am on a definite addictive streak now
with his writing. I think I picked Toujours Provence
up in one of those little book libraries that look like
houses that people in my neighbourhood have on their
It was sheer delight to read as I was trying to ward off
a horrible cold, with hot lemon and thinking
positively. The book was a godsend. So Steven took
me to the bookstore and I bought three more. They
describe life in the south of France, Provence -- that
I visited long ago, and where I would love to return.
Peter Mayle had to leave France for awhile because
his readers -- fans -- found him, and even let themselves
into his house uninvited. But after a short stint in Long
Island he and his wife had to get back to their beloved
Provence. I must say I get it. These are not French
clouds. But they're the beginning of a new painting,
and they have been at least partially inspired by
absolutely brilliant and delicious writing.
Have a getting a favourite book day.