Wednesday, November 13, 2019

More winter and the luck of it

The Cake House
Acrylic on canvas
14 x 18 inches
 Barbara Muir © 2011
Yes we have snow, and we had a bit more.  The luck of
it in the current news is that we are not experiencing flooding
as they are in Venice, Italy, or the fires that are devastating
California and parts of Australia.  It is just snow, and Canadians
can deal with snow.

This has been a busy, almost crazy, busy day.  (By the way
if you don't live in Toronto, that is a very Toronto thing to say.
You see someone in the elevator if you work in one of our
high rise office towers, and if you're asked how you are,
you say,"busy!")

But seriously it was busy with so many different tasks,
and requests, and demands.  So I am showing you another
snow painting.  This is one of my favourites, which I still
own.  I have not been up to the loop in Cedarvale park for years.
The loop is a path that goes in an irregular oval through a
lovely wood. A couple of weeks ago I went with Steven and
our dog Sally. It was a beautiful, autumn day, and the leaves
against the end-of-day golden light were astoundingly beautiful.

We walked by the house in this painting, which is French
castle themed on the street side, and red brick on the ravine
"loop" side.  Much more human out back.  But now they
have a huge solid fence barring the view of most of the
house.  So I'm glad I painted it when it was young and fresh,
and a beauty in the snow.

Have an enjoying your weather day.

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