Saturday, May 25, 2019

City in pink -- sing back Saturday

Pink in the city
Acrylic on canvas
16 x 16 inches
Barbara Muir © 2017

Today has been a day of dramatic storms, incredible fog,
lush green, and a city flowering in every colour of pink.
The trees are now in full leaf -- setting off the flowering
trees that are delighting the eye in every direction.

Today we saw a lady struggling to carry two huge bags of
soil home from the supermarket, and offered her a ride.
She would have had to walk a few more blocks, and we
were glad to help.  When we dropped her off, and Steven carried
one of the bags up to her porch for her, I noticed a gorgeous
crab apple tree flowering to one side of her front steps.

And so tonight I think it's right to show this painting --
a personal favourite of mine, for the gorgeous time of
year it captures.  I stopped my car on the way home from
a meeting the other day to take more photographs of
the street in the painting.  It is all happening right now.
A man sat with his dog on his front steps watching me,
probably wondering what that lady was doing taking
photos.  I was thinking forward.  Maybe soon I'll do
another painting of one of the marvels of spring.

Have a magnificent weekend, and sing about spring.


laura said...

Gorgeous painting, Barbara! The color is intoxicating, and I love the dappled trunks.
Isn't it so wonderful when the opportunity to be a mensch presents itself? It's a gift.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura. This is one of the those times (and there are so many),
when you have to take off your hat to the universe for creating such beauty, and
acknowledge that all you can do as an artist is try to capture the sense of it.

And yes. I would always like to be a mensch if possible. The radiant appreciation
on that young lady's face was indeed a gift. Glad to help, and she had two babies under
two at home!

Love your work.


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