At the Boat Launch -- Port Philip
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016 - 2017
I first painted this painting last year and revised it when I came back from
our recent trip to Nova Scotia. The experience of walking down the
boat launch and seeing masses of brilliant yellow flowers and red, red sand
was still vivid in my mind, and demanded some changes. Paintings
do that. They look at you and say "Really?" And the next thing you
know you are back in the thick of it. I'm happy with the results.
The work I'm sending to New York City for a show in September at
the Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, is all about my love of Nova Scotia.
Sitting at the dinner table a few days after we got back, my husband
and I were teary with longing for the place. I painted when I was
in N.S., and visited other artists. New art projects were filling my mind.
But Nova Scotia is too far from our family, and from the familiar
and friendly art world here. Still seriously, if you haven't been, you
must go. And if you go to this place on Highway 6, there are magnificent
views in every direction.
I apologize for the photo. I was in a big rush to ship the work
so it could arrive on time. More about this, and about the artists
I met on my trip to come.
Have a getting-the-work-out-to-the-world day.