Friday, May 17, 2019

Today I beat my goal -- and more pansies

Morning pansies cheer you on!
Acrylic ink and black marker on
MoMA sketch paper
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019

Last year I broke my wrist -- and that affected so many
parts of my life.  This year I vowed to take back my blog,
and beat my last year's record.  Meaningless to everyone
else, but meaningful to me because of living through a
year of not being able to do all of the things I enjoy.

Another painting of pansies has decided to show up
for the celebrations of making it one blog past my last
year's record.  Now I can relax, quit blogging, have a nap.
No -- I'm kidding, but I also know that however many times
I blog for the rest of the year, I am besting my last year's record.

This little glass of pansies was sitting on my bedside table
begging to be drawn when I woke up this morning.
Later today I brought the pansies to the studio and
finished this painting.  It is the long weekend
here, and everybody's psyched to have a holiday
free from winter's grip.  The pansies cheer for that
idea too.

Have an enjoying your holiday day.


laura said...

More of your gorgeous pansies! You have an affinity for these happy flowers!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Laura,

A high compliment coming from you! I certainly do. They are both humble and dramatic, and the colours so rich and

Love your work.


Verna Vogel said...

I love pansies! Your painting is beautiful, it makes my eyes happy even through the medium of computer screen. I'll bet in real life it's ten times the kapow!


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Verna,

I think the computer has done this little painting very well this time. I'm delighted that you like it.
That makes me happy. Love, love, love your work.


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