Friday, March 20, 2020

Back to the land (scape)

Untitled Work in progress
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Barbara Muir © 2020

Such a weird time.  With some strange and lovely side effects.
I looked out my back door today across the yards.  We had
a fast and furious rainstorm, and then just wind and alternate
sunny, cloudy skies.  I didn't have my glasses on, but at my
neighbour's backyard across the two yards I saw a shape at
the backdoor and waved.  And he waved back.  Just that simple
gesture was so heartening.  It said I see you, and I care.

We are social beings, and social isolation is not our thing.
But one answer that repeats itself is nature -- always
changing, always amazing and there all around us every
day.  My wonder at nature is what sent me in the direction
of landscape painting in the first place.

Today I am working on revising this one of a beloved scene
to try and get anywhere near how gorgeous it actually was (is).
And working on landscape is an escape from the worry
about every one of our human interactions. Land(scape).

Have a staying healthy, and feeling wonder day.

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