Thursday, February 28, 2019

Reading Carol Marine and Happy Birthday to my Father

Clementine Bliss
Acrylic on canvas board
6 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
Last day of the Month of Love, and it has been wonderful.
So much to love, including the view of very deep, brilliantly
white snow out my window. Thank you for celebrating with
me all month.  Although my father died years ago, I think of
him all the time, and especially on this day -- his birthday.

This morning I was lucky to be Reading Carol Marine's book
Daily Painting. I got it out of the library, and am going to buy it. So
much great information.  Carol is the reason I took a break from
my larger piece to do this joyful little still life. I absolutely love
the look of these Clementines.  I first saw them complete with
leaves in a market in Florence, Italy. And to me, everything about
Florence is romantic.

Portrait of my father 
black marker on bond paper
7 x 9 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
On this day I always say Happy Birthday to my father, who is
no longer with us.  He developed a passion for painting, and was
incredibly prolific. Daddy admired the fact that I was going
to OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design) in Toronto.
And although he never took a single class, he produced
some rather wonderful art.  I miss him.

Have a loving the art in life day.

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