Friday, July 21, 2017

Joyous rain -- artists are complicated

Rain Ahead
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

Talking to my wonderful friend in the Netherlands
this morning, we touched on rain.  I always find
the divide between what goes on in the studio --
(what really goes on -- painting), and what is
imagined to be happening -- both surprising and

So my friend said that people assume that when
we artists paint a grey sky, or a rain filled image that
we are gloomy.  But no.  Because we love the look
of rain too!  Landscape painters love weather and
change, and find beauty in nature's variety.

I don't think I've shown you a photo of this painting
 -- Rain Ahead -- capturing the amazing rain my husband
 and I saw driving home to Toronto from Ottawa on our
 anniversary weekend.

Have a happy in rain, or shine day.


Flora Doehler said...

I love the way you handle clouds. Thank you. xo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Flora,

Lovely that you wrote this on the 22 which was the anniversary of our first date. (Yes we still celebrate!) And
it was a rainy day, light warm rain on and off. And so incredibly beautiful -- the trees thick with green, white
hydrangeas in giant displays all over town. Super celebratory. At supper we were talking about all the
great things and super people in our lives. I'd have to say you and Larry are two of the wonderful people we've had the great good fortune to meet.


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