Primulas in a blue pot
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020I love Primulas, one of the first signs of spring
in the flower stores here. A huge winter storm
is predicted tonight, so nothing could be more
appealing than thoughts of spring.
A fact of life in an artist's world is that if you keep
painting and drawing you will accumulate work.
Every now and then you find a canvas tucked
away, and think,"whew! Why am I keeping that?"
That happened today. I pulled out a little painting
of primulas in an antique bowl. (I love antique
china, but this combination didn't work in the small
painting.) The bowl was an awkward shape, and
vague. "Aha," I said. I'll change that." So I did.
I amplified the pot of flowers, made it into one pot,
instead of three, ditched the awkward antique
bowl, spiffed up the flowers a bit. And now I'm
happy with the painting. A happy day.
Have a seeing the possibilities day.