Friday, May 24, 2019

Temperatures rising -- quick paint the pansies

Weekend pansies hang out
Acrylic ink, watercolour and marker
in watercolour paper
5.5 x 8.5 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019
When I look at the pots of pansies on our front steps that I bought
in April, it's hard to imagine that then they were mostly
leaves with the occasional tiny bloom.  Even then they were completely
inspiring (as you know from the many paintings I've
done of them), but nothing like the current crop overflowing
every container, crying out to be picked and painted.

Why hurry up and paint more?  Because as soon as the true heat
starts, the pansies will die off, and we've had a couple of days
of warmer weather.  Southerners would laugh at what we think
is bordering on hot, but quite warm.  Pansies are fond of warm
weather that is closer to cool, and do not like heat one bit.  In
that the flowers and I are sisters.  I am alone in Toronto as a person
happy with a long, slow, cool and magnificent spring.  Spring,
like fall is one of my favourite seasons.  Everyone else
is out in shorts begging for summer.

So here's another painting of pansies to keep the art happening,
while I continue to work on larger work.

Have a loving the day you're having day.

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