View from the highway
Acrylic on canvas
18 x 24 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017
(So much of my
work is inspired by my
travels -- this was not the
view today, but it gives me
that same feeling of glee
at being out and on the road --
away from the familiar --
thinking about the art
in the current view.)In this month of love, let's talk about the love of travel.
It makes me sad to think that in parts of North America,
people never leave the town where they grow up. But in
Canada travel is a big part of our culture -- partly because
so many of us come from another country, and also
because we feel isolated and cut off in winter and have
to Get Out!
The escape day was today for me and Steven. We got out
on the highway, and kept our motor running,
heading to Ottawa for some culture -- big political
debates, fantastic talks about the environment, and
our doomed planet (it's Family Day weekend here).
But we also thrilled at the sheer pleasure of seeing the scenery --
endless fields glowing in the sun covered in snow,
with golden crops shining through. For a long
way the lake (Lake Ontario) sparkled -- a luminous
blue band of colour far away past the fields, while
small clouds sat motionless in a perfect sky.
Have an enjoying your family and a road trip day.