Friday, April 3, 2020

Ontario is taking this virus seriously -- that helped me paint

Untitled (work in progress)
Acrylic on canvas
24 x 24  inches
Barbara Muir © 2020
I spent some time today working on this landscape -- about
one of the most beautiful parks on the western edge of Toronto.
The whole time I was listening to CBC Radio, our provincial
premier, Doug Ford, and health officials in Ontario talking about how 
our province in Canada is dealing with this incredible virus coming
at us.  

What most of us are doing -- like people who understand how 
serious this is all over the world -- is staying home, except to get groceries.
And doing that combined with social distancing of two
meters (six feet, seven inches) is working so far, and we have to

My painting is certainly a work in progress, but the exciting
thing for me is that I'm back looking at it.  And I'm coming in and 
out of the studio, thinking about what to change, painting, then
thinking about what needs to happen next? For an artist that is a vital
process. And knowing that our government cares about this virus as
much as we do, made me very happy.

Have a taking care of yourself day


Flora said...

Oh Barbara. THIS has become my fav rite painting of yours. Look at that beauty and the power of nature. Thank you! Xoxo

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Flora.

Yes the beauty and power of nature needs our help and attention. I'm glad you like the painting.
She isn't finished, but will be. All I have to do is listen to endless news bulletins on the
fate of the world, and I can paint without even being aware of what I'm doing. This is our
favourite park at the height of summer when those grasses are just overwhelmingly beautiful.

Stay healthy and happy my sweet friend. Love your work!


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