Monday, January 28, 2019

And a new one -- finished -- happy news!

Sky high summer joy
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

This painting is finished -- a great feeling.  Ironically
this lush summer landscape came together on a day
that offered the first true sign of winter this season.
I grew up in Ottawa -- in winter snow was a daily reality.
But this year in Toronto we had our first snowfall last week, nearing
the end of January -- and a big one today -- the 28th of January.

To Torontonians the lack of snow was bliss. And the first flurries last
week didn't even cover the grass.  But today's real snowfall, 
panicked the city, and there have been school closings, and
other services on hold.

So as I usually teach on Monday night, and class was cancelled --
 I took a deep breath, felt sorry that I wouldn't see my students, and
worked at getting this painting done -- top of my list for the day
even without the snow.  The lush fields of last summer, and the bright 
farm buildings called to me -- reminding me of the bliss
I feel driving out east in July to our little school house in Nova
Scotia. Happy summer thoughts on a proper winter day. 

Have a dreaming of summer and enjoying winter day.


Judi said...

Another great accomplishment Barbara! Those kinds of 'out-of-the-blue' gifted days are so special aren't they, two-fold because you were able to finish your painting. Must be so gratifying for you. Have a super day on this beautifully sunny Thursday. xo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Judi,

I really was sad about not getting to see my students. Class just started two sessions ago,
and they seem funny and bright -- always a pleasure when you're teaching writing.
But yes, I used the time and felt very happy with the results. Your support means the world to me.


Frank Daley said...

Great stuff, Barbara!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Frank. I'm so glad you like it!


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